Creating my first Server 2012 R2 machine
I come with hat in hand - I've been trying to make the switch from Desktop Support to Server Support and have been playing the CBT's and reading until my eyes are numb.
They're good - but I'm now trying to put it all into "real-world" practise so when I take my 70-410/11,12, I know what I'm doing as well as having a clue what to do in real-world situations (ie we decide to have a new server, or create a domain, etc).
So far I have just one machine with Server 2012R2 Standard installed (With GUI, I'll move to Core when I'm ready) which I'm looking to make a DC firstly, and then maybe add more later on as time passes.
Boiling it down, is it a case of:
* Changing address to static (something like 192.168.xxx.xxx)
* Installing the required roles (I know I need ADDS, DNS, and GP - is there anything else?)
* Setup DNS scope/range
* Setup AD DS with a "domain"
* Setup GP
* Maybe install File/Storage ad create some generic-looking areas?
Is there anything else? I mean, is there a set list/plan people use when building/installing a new server?
Any hints/advice/flaying's more than welcome - I'm still learning and want to be able to do this a few times before I start booking the exams first.