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Deploy the Domain Controller for your New Domain (PrivateDomain)

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Background: The process below outlines how to deploy a new Domain Controller for your requested PrivateDomain environment. As always, if issues arise or you need assistance, reach out CloudConnect at


Log into vCloud Director with an Administrator account, and select the Datacenter you'd like to deploy a Domain Controller in.

In the left context menu, select the "vApps" tab, and click "New vApp"

Name the vApp, and click on the button to "Add a Virtual Machine"

This Virtual Machine will act as the Domain Controller. Name the VM something identifiable, select the option "From Template", and select the template for this Virtual Machine. In this example, the template "Windows Server 2019 Standalone" is selected.

When the vApp container is deployed, select "Details".

Select the "Network Diagram" tab.

Select "Add Network".

Select the network deployed for this domain.

Next, navigate to the Virtual Machines tab, and under the deployed Virtual Machine, select "Details".

Navigate to the hardware tab.

Under NICs, click the checkbox for "Connected", ensure the "Network" is the network associated with this domain, and the "IP Mode" is set to Static - IP Pool.

Next, under the Guest OS Customization tab, check the options "Enable guest customization", "Change SID", "Allow local administrator password", "Auto generate password."

Save changes.

Navigate back to the Virtual Machine menu, click Details, and select the option to "Power On and Force Recustomization".

The Virtual Machine will then boot up. It is important to wait a few minutes for the VM to reboot and finish recustomization. This process usually takes less than 10 minutes.

While the VM is rebooting, navigate back to the Guest OS Customization and take note of the generated Local Administrator Password.

Make note of this password, as this is your Local Administrator password to what will become your Domain Controller.

As a next step, be sure to Activate the Domain Controller.

Applies To: CloudConnect PrivateDomain environments and Domain Controllers.