Configuring a forest root domain on Windows Server 2012 R2
When you wish to do this action, please be informed that nothing has changed from the previous (Windows Server 2012) operating system release. That means, all those steps from Windows Server 2012 are still valid for Windows Server 2012 R2 but you need to remember about one imporatnt thing. When you are configuring new forest root domain then you cannot set up Windows Server 2003 Domain or Forest Functional Level. The lowest possible mode is Windows Server 2008. You need to know that when you are planning new infrastructure because Windows Server 2003 Domain Controllers are not supported in this scenario.
I would not rewrite that article again, and if you are interested please read the article about Configuring a forest root domain on Windows Server 2012 on my blog.
If you wish, you may also view a video on my Youtube channel. It is without voice but I will try to fix that in the nearest future 🙂
I hope you would find it useful.
Author: Krzysztof Pytko