KB ID 0000680
This is considerably less painfull than adding a 2008/2008 R2 domain controller to a 2003 domain was. You dont have to maually prep the schema on the schema master, or run forestprep and domainprep. The wizard does everything for you.
1. Launch server manager from the taskbar > Select Local Server > Manage > Add Roles and Features.
2. Role Based… > Next.
3. Select local server > Next.
4. Tick ‘Active Directory Domain Service’ > Next.
5. Accept the defaults > Next.
8. Installation may take a while.
9. When finished nothing appears to change, but it does say “Suceeded” > Close.
10. Now the role is on the server you just need to promote it, you can do this by selecting AD DS in the left hand menu > and click ‘More’.
11. ‘Promote the server to a domain controller’
12. By default it will fill in the domain you are already a member of > Next
13. Enter your directory servies restore mode password (DON’T ever lose this password!) > Next.
14. I dont want anyone outside my domain browsing my domain so I don’t care about the delegation error > Next.
15. If you want to reboot as soon at it’s finished tick the box, and (optionally) select a Dc to replicate from > Next.
16. Accept or change the paths as required > Next.
17. Heres a nice touch, now it preps the forest, schema, and domain for you > Next.
19. Install (I’d suggest a reboot when its done).
Related Articles, References, Credits, or External Links