Building Windows Server 2012 R2 virtual Domain Controller on Hyper-V host – Part 4 – Advanced configuration


This article is not part of the Building Microsoft System Center Cloud series but we need these DCs for our Hyper-V cluster that we are using in our Cloud series.

Create a central store for GPO administrative templates

You should do this for every domain that you create because it is always easier to do that before the environment is switched from the Deployment status to the Production status.

Enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin

  • Active Directory Administrative Center – Enable Recycle Bin…
  • Once Recycle Bin has been enabled, it cannot be disabled.

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