Checklist: Deploying Windows Server 2008 Regional Domains

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008

After you complete the deployment of the Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) forest root domain, you are ready to deploy any new Windows Server 2008 regional domains that your design specifies.


This parent checklist contains links to subordinate checklists that you can use when you complete the tasks that are required to deploy Windows Server 2008 regional domains. Complete the tasks in this checklist in the order in which they are presented. When a reference link takes you to a conceptual topic, return to this checklist after you review the conceptual topic so that you can proceed with the remaining tasks.


Deploying Windows Server 2008 regional domains

  Task Reference

Review the AD DS regional domain design.

Reviewing the AD DS Regional Domain Design

Delegate the DNS domain for the new regional domain.

This step is optional, if you installed the DNS Server service when you ran the Active Directory Domain Services Installation Wizard (Dcpromo.exe).

Delegating the DNS Domain for the New Regional Domain

Deploy the first domain controller in a new regional domain.

Checklist: Deploying the First Domain Controller in a New Regional Domain

Deploy additional domain controllers in a new regional domain.

Checklist: Deploying Additional Domain Controllers in a New Regional Domain

Reconfigure the DNS Server service.

Checklist: Reconfiguring the DNS Server Service

Configure operations master roles.

Configuring Operations Master Roles