How to activate Active Directory on Windows 10

How to activate Active Directory on Windows 10
How to activate Active Directory on Windows 10
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Do you want to install a directory service on your Windows operating system? Active Directory could be the solution. You must be a Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional user to install it.

Steps

Part 1 of 2: Install Remote Server Administration Tools

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 1

Step 1. Go to the Download Center

Go to this address from a web browser. You must download Active Directory from Microsoft's site, as it does not come by default with Windows 10.

The installation will not be successful if you are not using Windows 10 Enterprise or Professional

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 2

Step 2. Click Download

This is the red button. You may have to scroll down to find it.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 3

Step 3. Check the empty box next to File name

All the files in the list will then be selected.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 4

Step 4. Click Next

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 5

Step 5. Download all the files to your computer

There are several files that you should download, so as shown click on Save to save each of them.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 6

Step 6. Open your Downloads folder

You will find it on the desktop or in This PC.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 7

Step 7. Install all the files

Double click on the first file, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation. Do the same with the other downloaded files.

Part 2 of 2: Activate Active Directory

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 8

Step 1. Open the Control Panel

To do this, you must enter control panel in the search bar and then select Control panel in the results that will appear.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 9

Step 2. Click on Programs

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Step 3. Click Turn Windows Features On or Off

A dialog box will appear.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 11

Step 4. Tap the + next to Remote Server Administration Tools

You might need to scroll down. A list of tools will open.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 12

Step 5. Click the + next to Role Administration Tools

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 13

Step 6. Check the box next to AD DS Tools

Windows will prompt you to restart your computer after installing certain files.

Enable Active Directory in Windows 10 Step 14

Step 7. Click Restart Now

Your computer will restart. After this step, the Active Directory tools will then be accessible via the Windows administration tools from the Start menu.

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