How to install Active Directory on Windows 10.

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Hello, how are you? Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019 incorporates a very interesting feature called Active Directory Domain. Inasmuch as, allows you to completely manage the users of the organization and also control the client computers in the domain. It is a very useful tool since it allows to develop several management tasks. All its functions and features are very well explained on our website. Indeed, in previous articles, we show you how to how to install Active Directory on Windows Server 2019. For this purpose, we will use the Remote Server Administration Tool. It is a Windows Server component for remote management of other computers also running that operating system. For this reason, I am going to show you how to install Active Directory in Windows 10.

Prerequisites

  • The client computer running Windows 10 must be added to a domain running Windows Server 2019. If you don’t know how to do it, I invite you to read this tutorial.
  • This function runs only on Windows 10 Professional, Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows 10 Education
  • An equal version to or more recent than Windows 10 October 2018 Update.
  • Users with a version prior to Windows 10 October 2018 Update, can download and install the RSAT package from here.

Adding Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows 10.

Starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update, RSAT is included as a set of “Features on Demand” in Windows 10 itself. So what we are going to do is add the feature. With this in mind, type optional in the search bar and select Add an optional feature.

Selecting Add an optional feature

A list of options will open. Click on Add a feature

Add a feature
Add a feature

In the following box navigate to RSAT and there download the function you need.

Select RSAT features to install
Select RSAT features to install

Once you have selected them, go back to the previous screen to see the progress of the installation.

Installing RSAT features
Installing RSAT features

This process will take several minutes, depending on the speed of your connection. After the installation is done, let’s check if it’s working. With that in mind follow this path: Control Panel>System and Security>Administrative Tools.

Control Panel>System and Security>Administrative Tools
Control Panel>System and Security>Administrative Tools

Then double-click on Active Directory Users and Computers. The Active Directory will then be opened

Active Directory on Windows 10
Active Directory on Windows 10

Add user in Active Directory

To add a user in Active Directory we need to use an account with administrative privileges. With this in mind, on the welcome screen you have to follow the following syntax in the username:

nameofserver/Administrator

In my case, I am working with the Telematic server. Then enter the password. Once the system loads, start Active Directory as explained above. Locate the users folder and right-click on it. Once the system loads, start Active Directory as explained above. And then select new user.

Add new user in Active Directory
Add new user in Active Directory

We are going to create a user named Tom Sawyer.

Adding a user named Tom Sawyer
Adding a user named Tom Sawyer

In the following box assign the password, duration and if the user can change it. It also establishes if the account is active or not.

Setting the password
Setting the password

Confirm the parameters and press finish to create the new user.

The new user finally created
The new user finally created

All right, that’s it for now. Finally, we have learned to install Active Directory in Windows 10. This will allow us to use all the functions offered by this management tool. Before saying goodbye, I would like to invite you to join our Telegram channel.

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