Server 2012 – ‘The Active Directory Services Installation Wizard is relocated in Server Manager’

KB ID 0000714 


I’ve already written about promoting or adding a Windows Server 2012 Domain Controller;

Add a Server 2012 Domain Controller to a 2008 Domain

But if you attempt to run ‘dcpromo’ from command line, you will see this error, and a link to a Technet article. (Perhaps a clickable link to a picture showing where dcpromo now lives would be better!)


Note: I’m assuming you have already added the Active Directory Domain Services Role? If not do that first.

1. From Server Manager (ServerManager.exe) > AD DS > There should be a warning triangle at the top of the window > Select it > ‘Promote this server to a domain controller’

Server 2012 dcpromo location

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