My First look at Windows Server 8 Developer Preview version and promoting a DC therein

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Yesterday marked the day when an early Windows Server 8 Developer Preview version was released. I spun it up and took it for a test drive, I installed ADDS and promoted a DC and following are some screenshots I took.

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After the setup was complete..

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After the ADDS binaries are installed, you then promote the server to DC role.

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Above was an error about not being able to set the DFL to native Win8 so I went back and set to W2K8 R2 along with the same FFL.

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As seen in the last screenshot, enabling the AD Recycle Bin is now possible via the GUI i.e ADAC.

More Win8 Server stuff to follow Smile

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