How To Create An Active Directory Forest With PowerShell

Creating an Active Directory forest used to be a difficult task using the dcpromo utility. Now we have the ADDSDeployment PowerShell module that gets installed when the AD-Domain-Services Windows feature is installed. This module gives us the Install-ADDSForest command which allows us to pass a few parameters and voila! We have a new Active Directory forest created. In this video, Adam will cover how the various parameters that are required to run the Install-ADDSForest command and will go over some gotchas that you should know about when building a new forest. Prerequisites include: (2) Windows Server 2016 VMs on the same network (soon-to-be domain controllers)