Verifying Active Directory Installation
Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
There are several verification tasks that you can perform on a computer on which Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) has been newly installed. Successfully completing the requirements of each verification task will provide a strong indication of a healthy, operational domain controller.
The individual procedures in this task are provided so that you can test specific criteria to determine the health of an Active Directory installation. To thoroughly test the domain controller for all directory service issues, you can run the dcdiag /v command. The output of this command provides detailed information about the conditions on the domain controller. For information about using the Dcdiag.exe command-line tool, see Dcdiag (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=104689).
The following tools are recommended to perform the procedures for this task:
Active Directory Sites and Services
To complete this task, perform the following procedures:
Check that the new domain controller is located in the correct site so that the new domain controller can locate replication partners and become part of the replication topology.
If you have performed an unattended installation and the domain controller was not placed in the site that you expected, you can move the server object to the correct site.
Complete all procedures for the Verifying DNS Configuration task.