Goodbye DCPROMO, I won’t be missing you!


As you maybe remember, I mentioned in one of my previous articles on this blog titled “What’s new in Active Directory in Windows Server 2012” that DCPROMO is deprecated and you cannot use it anymore to promote new Domain Controller.

You may wish to watch a historical DCPROMO in Microsoft company where they upgraded the largest Master User Domain on NT4 into Windows 2000 domain.


You were able to see an excitement because that was the first dcpromo in the world! Those people were proud that they invented something powerful and completely new.

And now, their tool has gone, you cannot use it anymore to promote new DC. DCPROMO is integrated with Domain Controller promotion wizard.

Author: Krzysztof Pytko


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