The next step is to spin up a Windows Server 2016 Domain Controller – this will provide DNS and Active Directory.
I provisioned the VM with 2GB RAM, 1 Processor and a 50GB HDD (this may need tweaking but should be enough to get started) and I have mapped the ISO. When you deploy the Server make sure you set a complex password for the Administrator account before starting the AD configuration as it will “promote” your local administrator account to a Domain Admin.
The first thing Im going to do is run an Update (as this Server will not be connected to the Internet after this point). At the moment it is connected as Host-Only, so I need to change that to Bridged (more…)
Whilst implementing VDI, a particular customer needed to have all “Domain Users” to be local Admins on their Virtual Desktops. This post shows how to enable Domain Users or any Active Directory User or User Group to be given Local Admin rights via GPO.