@IRJ said in Building a First Active Directory Domain Controller on Windows 2012 R2 Core: @thwr said in Building a First Active Directory Domain Controller on Windows 2012 R2 Core: @coliver said in Building a First Active Directory Domain Controller on Windows 2012 R2 Core: @thwr said in Building a First Active Directory Domain Controller on Windows 2012 R2 Core: @IRJ said in Building a First Active Directory Domain Controller on Windows 2012 R2 Core: Good article. There is ZERO reason to have a GUI on a Domain Controller. Everything can be done through Server Manager on Windows 10/8 You mean RSAT Both? You can do a lot of directory management through Server Manager as well. Ok, agree. Just don't like the Server Manager this much, ugly interface. I want to be sure WHICH drive on WHICH host I'm going to format for example. But that is just my personal opinion and I'm more or less a console fetishist But when it comes to ADSIedit or AD sites, you really want to have RSAT. huh? Those options are generally only there is RSAT is installed.