Creating a Domain Controller in VMWare
Create VM in VMWare vSphere
2GB RAM 80GB thin provision and no partitions to be easier migration Windows Server 2008 R2 1 CPU
To Install guest OS, edit VM settings, add the Windows ISO to DVD drive and select "connect at power on" so that the drive launches the installation disk. And Start the VM.
Configure VM in Server 2008 console
Installed Server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit in the 80GB disk
Installed VMTools from vSphere: Inventory->Virtual Machine->Guest->Install/Upgrade VM Tools
Change Computer Name
Change computer name to VM-DC2
Run Windows Updates untill there are no more updates.
Under Computer->Right.click->Properties->Activate and give windows key.
Install Antivirus from \\davinci\Software and schedule scans and automatic updates. In server needs F-Secure for servers.
Enabled Remote Connections
Add the server as DC
Regra made this. Actual DC (version server 2000) was cleaned and the synching with the new VM-DC2 was done. Active Directory was upgraded from version 2000 to 2008. The VM server and the physical server are then synched and the server 2000 is downgraded from AD.