Add Virtual Machines To An Active Directory Domain

Add Virtual Machines To An Active Directory Domain

Hi friends in this post we will learn how to Add Virtual Machines To An Active Directory Domain. Adding a Virtual machine in Domain is a simple process, you just have rights of joining system in domain.

In my previous post i have already discussed about installation of Active Directory in Windows Server 2012. Once active directory installation is done, then follow below steps:

1. IP configuration for Domain Controller.

IP: 192.168.160.10
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 127.0.0.1

2. Configure Following IP on machine which you want to join in domain.

IP: 192.168.160.20
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.160.10

3. Now go to Domain Controller server and click on Tools on Server Manager. Click on DNS.

4. Right Click on Reverse Lookup Zones > New Zone. Click next. Select Primary Zone and click on next.

Reverse lookup zone

5. Select To all DNS servers running in domain controllers in this domain: <<domainname>>. Click Next.

6. Select IPv4 Reverse lookup zone , click next. Input Network ID following: 192.168.1

Network id in domain Controller

7 Select Allow only dynamic updates, click next and finish. Restart Server.

Now go to your machine which you want to join in domain.

1. Go to system settings > click on change settings.

2. Click on change and select Member of: Domain, input domain name in box and click OK.

3. it will ask for domain authentication, provide a domain administrator credentials who have right of joining.

4. Restart your system and you are done.

Domain joining In VM