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Administration Guide (Version 1.0)

Installing the Active Directory Administration Tools

To manage your directory from an EC2 Windows instance, you need to install the Active Directory Domain Services and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools on the instance.

Install the Active Directory Administration Tools on Windows Server 2008

To install the Active Directory administration tools on Windows Server 2008

  1. Open Server Manager by choosing Start, Administrative Tools, Server Manager.

  2. In the Server Manager tree pane, select Features, and choose Add Features,

    
                            Windows Server 2008 Server Manager Add Features
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  3. In the Add Features Wizard, open Remote Server Administration Tools, Role Administration Tools, select AD DS and AD LDS Tools, scroll down and select DNS, then choose Next.

    
                            Windows Server 2008 Add AD DS and AD LDS Tools location
  4. Review the information and choose Install. The feature installation requires that the instance be restarted. When the instance has restarted, the Active Directory Domain Services and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools are available on the Start menu, under All Programs > Administrative Tools.

Install the Active Directory Administration Tools on Windows Server 2012

To install the Active Directory administration tools on Windows Server 2012

  1. Open Server Manager by from the Start screen by choosing Server Manager.

  2. In the Server Manager Dashboard, choose Add roles and features,

    
                            Windows Server 2012 Server Manager Add Features
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  3. In the Add Roles and Features Wizard choose Installation Type, select Role-based or feature-based installation, and choose Next.

  4. Under Server Selection, make sure the local server is selected, and choose Features.

  5. In the Features tree, open Remote Server Administration Tools, Role Administration Tools, select AD DS and AD LDS Tools, scroll down and select DNS, then choose Next.

    
                            Windows Server 2012 Add AD DS and AD LDS Tools location
  6. Review the information and choose Install. When the feature installation is finished, the Active Directory Domain Services and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Tools are available on the Start screen in the Administrative Tools folder.