A wizard on a machine running Microsoft Windows 2000 that installs Active Directory service on a member server, turning it into a domain controller.
You can use Active Directory Installation Wizard to:
You must be an administrator to run Active Directory Installation Wizard. Start the wizard by running the dcpromo utility from the command prompt, or choose the Run command from the Start menu, enter dcpromo in the Run dialog box, and then click OK.
This opens the wizard’s welcome screen, where you are required to make a number of decisions concerning the following:
Names you specify for new or existing domains, domain trees, or domain forests are based on the Domain Name System (DNS) naming system. Other steps in the wizard allow you to specify the path to the Active Directory database, the location of the SYSVOL share, and so on.
These are the results of running Active Directory Installation Wizard:
Active Directory files also require an NTFS volume, which must be configured as a basic volume. Dynamic volumes cannot be used for Active Directory files. Running the wizard creates a log file in the %SystemRoot%\Debug folder that shows the results of the installation procedure.
If you are creating a new child domain, there must be an available domain controller on the existing parent domain. If you are creating a replica domain controller, there must be an available domain controller in the target domain.