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How to setup Active Directory on Windows Server 2012

Installing Active Directory as a domain controller:

Install Windows Server 2012

Computer management >  update server administrator

Server manager > Local Server > update server name

Server Manager > Manage > Add Roles and Features > Next > Next > Next > 

 Select: Active Directory Domain Services and DNS Server

  Accept each with "Add Features"

 Next > Next > Next > Next > Install

Now, Promote this server to a domain controller

 add a new forest, {enter domain} > Next

  Leave defaults and enter a DSRM password(Store this in a safe place)

 Next 

  Select Credentials to Delegate (enter your user/pass)

 Next > Next > Next > Next > Install

Active Directory on Windows Server 2012 is complete.

Enable / Disable IE ESC Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration and Display Content was blocked Dialog

You can enable or disable IE IEC by using the following steps:

  • Open Server Manager
  • Click Configure IE ESC under the Security Information Section
  • Enable or disable IE IEC

Done.

Have IE IEC Enabled and accedently clicked off the "Display enhanced security configuration dialog" check box?

  • Click Start, type in "regedit" and hit enter.
  • Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\DontShowMeThisDialogAgain"
  • Edit "DisplayTrustAlertDlg" to be "1"

Done.

Huge Hiberfil.sys, Lots of Ram, Missing Space, Full Drive - Disable All Hibernate Functions

Lots of Ram in your system but main HDD is using excessive amount of space, Huge Hiberfil.sys, Full SSD / C: Drive

All of these can be caused by the Windows Hibernate feature, you can easily disable this feature and remove the hiberfil.sys file that windows creates by executing the following command from a command line, be sure to use the "run as administrator" option when opening the command prompt.

Problem solved