Promote Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller as a Primary DC

Run operations on the new Domain Controller server.

Server manager → Tools → Active directory Domains and Trusts

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Click right button on Root (Active Directory Domains and Trusts [win2012 server name]) → Operations Master → Change… → close

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Server manager → Tools → Active Directory Users and Computers

Click right button on the domain name → Operations master … → RIP tab → Chage … → PDC tab → Change… → Infrasturcture → Change… —> Close

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Start → Command Prompt (Admin) → regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

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regsvr32 schmmgmt.dll

mmc → File → Add/Remove Snap-in … → Add “Active Directory Schema” → OK

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right click “Active Directory Schema” → Change Active Directory Domain Controller → Choose win2012 server (cc-dc2.cc01.adlan)

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 right click “Active Directory Schema [cc-dc2.cc01.adlan]” → Operations Master … → Change… → Close

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Check status in command prompt window (example output. Win2012 server name is CC-DC2.cc01.adlan):

> netdom query fsmo
Schema master				CC-DC2.cc01.adlan
Domain naming master			CC-DC2.cc01.adlan
PDC					CC-DC2.cc01.adlan
RID pool manager			CC-DC2.cc01.adlan
Infrastructure master		        CC-DC2.cc01.adlan

 

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