Create a Site

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

You can use the Active Directory Sites and Services snap-in to create new sites in your environment.

Membership in the Enterprise Admins group in the forest or the Domain Admins group in the forest root domain, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure. Review details about using the appropriate accounts and group memberships at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=83477.

To create a site

  1. Open Active Directory Sites and Services. To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start , click Administrative Tools , and then click Active Directory Sites and Services .

    To open Active Directory Sites and Services in Windows ServerĀ® 2012, click Start , type dssite.msc .

  2. In the console tree, right-click Sites , and then click New Site .

  3. In Name , type the name of the new site.

  4. In Link Name , click a site link object, and then click OK .

Additional considerations

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Enterprise Admins group in the forest or the Domain Admins group in the forest root domain, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, use Run as administrator to perform this procedure. Log on with your lowest-level user account and use administrative credentials when you manage Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

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