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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Verifying Active Directory Installation

Once you have installed and configured Active Directory, you’ll want to verify that you have done so properly. In the following sections, you’ll look at methods for doing this.

Using Event Viewer

The first (and perhaps most informative) way to verify the operations of Active Directory is to query information stored in the Windows Server 2008 R2 event log. You can do this using the Windows Server 2008 R2 Event Viewer. Exercise 3.3 walks you through this procedure. Entries seen with the Event Viewer include errors, warnings, and informational messages.

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In order to complete the steps in this exercise, you ...

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