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dz-dc #domain-controller #dns-server

In the last post, we installed and configured the physical network and systems. In this post, we will install and configure Windows Server 2022 Evaluation Edition and lay the foundation for the domain controller.

Virtual Machine Settings

Virtual Machine Settings

General

Basic
  • Name: dz-dc
  • Type: Microsoft Windows
  • Version: Windows 2022 (64 bit)
Advanced
  • Snapshot Folder: /home/devendrashirbad/virtualbox-vms/dz-dc/Snapshots
  • Shared Clipboard: Bidirectional

System

MotherBoard
  • Base Memory: 4096 MB
Processor
  • Processors: 2 CPU

Storage

  • Hard Disk: 50 GB (/home/devendrashirbad/virtualbox-vms/dz-dc/dz-dc.vdi)
  • Optical Drive: /home/devendrashirbad/cs-lab/windows-server-2022-evaluation-x64.iso

Network

Adapter 1
  • Host-Only Adapter: vboxnet0
Adapter 2 (Emergency Only)
  • Bridged Adapter: enp3s0

Shared Folder

  • Folder Path: /home/devendrashirbad/cs-lab
  • Folder Name: cs-lab
  • Mount Point: z: (auto-mount)

Guest Additions

The Guest Additions are designed to be installed inside a virtual machine after the guest operating system has been installed. They consist of device drivers and system applications that optimize the guest operating system for better performance and usability.

Post Installation

  • Rename the hostname to ‘dz-dc’.
  • Change the IP address to ‘192.168.56.201’.
C:\Users\Administrator>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::651b:366a:4515:2fa8%6
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.56.201
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.56.1

Make It #Vulnerable

This system will act as a victim so we intentionally disable the security settings and make it vulnerable. You never do it in the PROD systems.

  • Disable Virus and Threat Protection in Windows Security
    • Real Time Protection
    • Cloud Deliver Protection
    • Automatic Sample Submission
    • Tamper Protection
  • Disable Firewall
    • Domain
    • Private
    • Public

Setup The Domain Controller

We will setup the Domain Controller in a separate post when we will configure Active Directory for identity and access management.

Final Outcome

Final Outcome

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