Tuesday, 31 March 2015

TFS on Azure – 04. Setup AD on Azure VM

To create a TFS environment in Azure, AAD can be used with Corporate AD as explained here. The other option is setting up the AD as a Azure VM or use AAD. For the TFS demonstration & training environment purpose, setting up AD as Azure VM is described in this post.

In Server manger in the Azure VM created click on Add roles and features.

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Select Role –based or feature-based installation.
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Select the server. Note the static IP set in “Adding Static Internal IP to Azure VM”.
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Select Active Directory Domain Services.
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Click Install.
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Click on Promote this server to a domain controller.
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In Deployment Configuration select Add a new forest and provide a root domain name.
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Skip DNS options by clicking next. This can be set up later.
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Provide a NetBIOS name.
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Specify paths.
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Review and Install. Ignore DNS warnings as it can be setup later.
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Once setup completed and restarted can be logged in to the server using Administrator password provided for the machine, which will be valid for the domain administrator.
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