Updating server 2016 core
The wizard won’t let you move forward without it however. Notice the warning that “A delegation for this DNS server cannot be created because the authoritative parent zone cannot be found…”.
If you are installing a forest root domain controller that is using Active Directory-integrated DNS, you typically do not need to be concerned about this warning message.
With the RTM release of Windows Server 2016, many will be thinking about and looking to introduce a Windows Server 2016 domain controller into their existing Active Directory environments.
Let’s take a look at how to prepare Active Directory Windows Server 2016 DC Adprep and what steps are involved to introduce the first Windows Server 2016 into an existing environment.
We recently had problems with a development server not installing Windows Updates.
The fix was to repair the installation using the Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool.
As in Windows Server 2012 and higher, you can click the View script button to see the code in Powershell for the configuration process you have defined in the wizard. # # Windows Power Shell script for AD DS Deployment # Import-Module ADDSDeployment Install-ADDSDomain Controller ` -No Global Catalog:$false ` -Create Dns Delegation:$false ` -Critical Replication Only:$false ` -Database Path "C:\Windows\NTDS" ` -Domain Name "TESTLAB.
Once the updates are installed you may need to reboot your server.I ran into this error on the next screen – “Could not retrieve domain controllers. As it turns out, the issue for me was that I was logged in as a local administrator and not a enterprise administrator from the domain.I had quickly logged in after a reboot previous to launching the promotion wizard.After installing, you will have a functional Windows Server 2016 domain controller, functioning at the lowest functional level required for your legacy DCs (lowest being Windows 2008 level).This is mainly due to FRS being completely deprecated which is the replication service used to replicate SYSVOL contents.