Creating Users with Templates on Sever 2008 R2 Active Directory

Using Templates you can create objects in Active Directory.

1. Log on to Server as Administrator.

2. Open the Active Directory Users And Computers and expand the domain.

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Installation of Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 R2

1. Open Server Manager. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Server Manager.

2. In Roles Summary, click Add Roles.

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Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2


Active Directory is the Brain of a Windows Server Network. It’s a database that keeps track of a huge amount of stuff and gives us a centralized way to manage all our network machines, users, and resources.

It allows you to store your user accounts and passwords in one protected location, improving your organization’s security.

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Full System Backup in Windows Server 2008 R2

Perform a full system backup in the following ways:

1. Interactively Full System Backup.

2. Interactive Full System Backup with Wbadmin.exe

3. Scheduling a Backup

Interactive Full System Backup

1. Log on to a DC with domain administrator credentials and launch Windows Server Backup from the Administrative Tools.

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Full System Backup with Wbadmin in Server 2008 R2

You can acquire full system backup with Wbadmin command

wbadmin start backup -allcritical -backuptarget:e:


where location is the drive letter or path to the target drive. Also, you use the -quiet option to avoid having to type Y for the operation to proceed

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Scheduling Backup in Windows Server 2008 R2

You can acquire system backup through scheduling.

1. Log on to a DC with domain administrator credentials and launch Windows Server Backup from the Administrative Tools.

2. Click Backup Schedule in the Actions pane. This launches the Backup Schedule Wizard click Next.

3. Click Full Server (Recommended) and click Next

4. On the Specify Backup Time page, choose the time of day for the backup. You can also choose to back up the system more than once a day.

5. On the Select Destination Disk page, click backup to a volume.


You cannot use mapped network drives with Windows Server Backup when scheduling backup tasks. It will only address rewritable media such as removable hard drives. It also supports virtual hard drives as a target for backup.

6. When you click Next, the wizard tells you that the target disk will be reformatted. Click Yes. Windows Server Backup requires exclusive access to the target device and, therefore, must format it when the scheduled backup is created.

7. Confirm your options and click Finish

8. Click Close to create the schedule.

The target disk will be formatted, and the task will be added to the system’s Scheduled Tasks list..

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