WARNING: All figures are designed for ICT 11. Values for BSCS/ICT 12 please read the manual carefully.

Configuring Local Server

Changing Computer Name

  1. Open Server Manager and go to Local Server located at the left side of the window. (fig. 1)
  2. Under the Properties for Win-XXXXXXXXXXX, next to Computer name select the blue text (e.g. WIN-XXXXXXXXXXX). The Sytem Properties window appears.
  3. Under the Computer Name tab, select Change... next to To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change.. The Computer Name/Domain Changes window appears.
  4. In the Computer name: field, change the existing name to ICTServer/BSCSServer. Press OK. Another window appears. Just press OK. (fig. 2)
  5. Press Close. A window will appear asking you to restart the computer to apply changes. Press Restart Now. (fig. 3)

Disabling Firewall

This process is not recommended on production servers as it will make it vulnerable to attacks. Continue this process if you are facing issues with pinging inbetween clients.

  1. Open Server Manager and go to Local Server located at the left side of the window. (fig. 1)
  2. Under the Properties for ICTServer, next to Windows Defender Firewall select Public: On (or Private: On) in blue. The Windows Security window appears. (fig. 4)
  3. Press Domain network. (fig. 5)
  4. Under Windows Defender Firewall, press the switch from on to off. (fig. 6)
  5. Press the button and turn off the firewall of all other network types. (fig. 7)

Enabling Remote Desktop

  1. Open Server Manager and go to Local Server located at the left side of the window. (fig. 1)
  2. Under the Properties for ICTServer, next to Remote Desktop select Disabled in blue. The System Properties window appears. (fig. 8)
  3. Under the Remote Desktop section, Select Allow remote connections to this computer. Uncheck Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended). Press OK. (fig. 9)

Setting Static IP Address

Before you start: You must have finished setting up your router.

  1. Open Server Manager and go to Local Server located at the left side of the window. (fig. 1)
  2. Under the Properties for ICTServer, next to Ethernet, select IPv4 address assigned by DHCP, IPv6 enabled in blue. The Network Connections window appears.
  3. Right-click the Ethernet network device. Select Properties. The Ethernet Properties window appears. (fig. 10)
  4. Double-click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). The Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties window appears. (fig. 11)
  5. Under the General tab, Select Use the following IP address: and use the following values below: (fig. 12)
  6. IP address:
    192.168.1.1
    Subnet mask:
    255.255.255.0
    Default gateway:
    leave blank
    Preferred DNS server:
    192.168.1.1
    Alternate DNS server:
    leave blank
  7. Press OK. Then press OK to close and save changes.

Setting Up AD DS

Installing AD DS Server Role

  1. Open Server Manager and press Manage > Add Roles and Features located at the top right of the window. The Add Roles and Features Wizard window appears. (fig. 13) (fig. 14)
  2. Keep pressing Next > until you are in the Select server roles screen. (fig. 15)
  3. Select Active Directory Domain Services. Another window appears. Press Add Features. (fig. 16)
  4. Keep pressing Next > until you are on the Confirm installation selections screen. Press Install. (fig. 17)
  5. Once installation succeded, do not close the wizard. Proceed to next step.

Creating Domain Forest

  1. Inside the task progress, press Promote this server to a domain controller in blue. The Active Directory Domain Services Configuration Wizard window appears. (fig. 18)
  2. In the Deployment Configuration screen, select Add a new forest as your deployment operation.
  3. Use ICT.Perseverance.local/ICT.Wisdom.local/BSCS.2019.local as your Root domain name. Press Next >. (fig. 19)
  4. In the Domain Controller Options screen, select Windows Server 2016 as both your Forest functional level and Domain functional level.
  5. Use ICT-2019/BSCS-2019 as your Directory Services Restore Mode (DSRM) password. Press Next >. (fig. 20)
  6. In the DNS Options screen, just press Next >.
  7. In the Additional Options screen, your NetBIOS domain name should be the value what is automatically given. Press Next >. (fig. 21)
  8. In the Paths screen, the location for the database, log files, and SYSVOL should be left default. (fig. 22)
  9. In the Review Options, your selections should be the same as this here fig. 23. Press Next >.
  10. In the Prerequisites Check, press Install. Your server will automatically reboot at the end of the promotion operation. (fig. 24) (fig. 25)

Setting Folder Redirection Policy

Creating Org. Unit and Users in AD DS

  1. Open Server Manager and press Tools > Active Directory Users and Computers located at the top right of the window. The Active Directory Users and Computers window appears. (fig. 36)
  2. On the right sidebar, right-click ICT.Perseverance.local and select New > Organizational Unit. The New Object - Organizational Unit window appears. (fig. 37)
  3. Name your new Org. Unit SMCC and uncheck Protect container from accidental deletion. Press OK. (fig. 38)
  4. On your newly created Org. Unit, right-click SMCC and select New > User. The New Object - User window appears. (fig. 39)
  5. Fill the fields First name, Initials, Last name, and User Logon name (a.k.a. username). Press Next >. (fig. 40)
  6. Use ICT-2019/BSCS-2019 as your password and uncheck User must change password at next logon. Press Next >. (fig. 41)
  7. If you are sure about the entry, press Finish. (fig. 42)

Repeat the process starting number 4 to create the second user.

Creating New Disk Volume

  1. Right-click Start and press Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. (fig. 47) (fig. 43)
  2. Right-click the 500.00 GB Unallocated space and select New Simple Volume.... The New Simple Volume Wizard wizard appears. (fig. 44)
  3. Keep pressing Next > until you are now in the Completing the New Simple Volume Wizard screen. Press Finish. (fig. 45) (fig. 46)

Creating and Sharing UserData Folder

  1. Open File Explorer and go to This PC > New Volume (E:). (fig. 48)
  2. On the sidebar, right-click New Volume (E:) > New > Folder and name your new folder UserData. Hit the Enter key. (fig. 49)
  3. Right-click the UserData folder and select Properties. The UserData Properties window appears. (fig. 50)
  4. Press the Sharing tab. Under Network, File and Folder Sharing section press Share.... A new window appears. (fig. 51)
  5. Type Everyone and press Add. (fig. 52)
  6. Change Everyone's permission level from Read to Read/Write. Press Share. Press Done. (fig. 53)
  7. Copy the Network Path to your clipboard. (fig. 54)

Creating Folder Redirection GPO

Before you start: Make sure you have created at least two users and created the UserData folder.

  1. Open Server Manager and press Tools > Group Policy Management located at the top right of the window. The Group Policy Management window appears. (fig. 55)
  2. On the sidebar, go to Forest: ICT.Perseverance.local/Forest: ICT.Wisdom.local/Forest: BSCS.2019.local > Domains > ICT.Perseverance.local/ICT.Wisdom.local/BSCS.2019.local > SMCC. (fig. 56)
  3. Right-click SMCC and select Create GPO in this domain, and Link it here.... The New GPO window appears. Name the new GPO Folder Redirection Policy. Press OK. (fig. 57) (fig. 58)
  4. Right-click the Folder Redirection Policy GPO and select Edit.... The Group Policy Management Editor window appears. (fig. 59)
  5. Go to User Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Folder Redirection. (fig. 60)
  6. Right-click Desktop and select Properties. The Desktop Properties window appears. (fig. 61)
  7. Under the Target tab, press the Setting dropdown menu and select Basic - Redirect everyone's folder to the same location.
  8. In the Root Path field, paste the link from your clipboard. Press OK. (fig. 62)
  9. A warning appears. Continue by pressing Yes.

Verifying Folder Redirection GPO

Before you start: Your client PCs should be connected to your domain and network.

For Windows 10, skip to step 2.

  1. Press Ctrl + Del + Delete.
  2. Press Switch User. Press Other User. (fig. 69) ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  3. Enter the user logon name of your first user on the user name field and the provided password. Press Enter key. (fig. 70)
  4. Open Run (⊞ Win + R) and type cmd. Press OK. The Command Prompt window appears.
  5. If it is like C:\Users\user1> or closely related to your user logon name, it means that your GPO works. If it is like C:\Users\TEMP> then that means your GPO doesn't work. (fig. 71)

Setting Up DHCP Server

Installing DHCP Server Role

  1. Open Server Manager and press Manage > Add Roles and Features located at the top right of the window. The Add Roles and Features Wizard window appears. (fig. 13) (fig. 14)
  2. Keep pressing Next > until you are in the Select server roles screen. (fig. 15)
  3. Select DHCP Server. Another window appears. Press Add Features. (fig. 16)
  4. Keep pressing Next > until you are on the Confirm installation selections screen. Press Install. (fig. 17)
  5. Once installation succeded, do not close the wizard. Proceed to next step.

Authorizing DHCP Server

Before you start: Make sure you have finished creating your Domain Forest and seting up your router.

  1. Inside the task progress, press Complete DHCP configuration in blue. The DHCP Post-Install configuration wizard window appears. (fig. 26)
  2. In the Description screen, read and understand what you are doing. Press Next >.
  3. In the Authorization screen, select the first option as the credentials to be used to authorize the DHCP server in AD DS. Press Commit. (fig. 27)
  4. In the Summary screen, double check the status. Press Close.

Adding a New Scope

  1. Open Server Manager and press Tools > DHCP located at the top right of the window. The DHCP window appears. (fig. 28)
  2. Go to ictserver.ict.perseverance.local/ictserver.ict.wisdom.local/bscsserver.bscs.2019.local > IPv4. (fig. 29)
  3. In Actions > IPv4, located at the right side of the window, press More Actions > New Scope.... The New Scope Wizard window appears. (fig. 30)
  4. Press Next >. Use SMCC as your Scope Name. Leave the description blank. Press Next >. (fig. 31)
  5. In the IP Address Range screen, use the following values below for the configuration settings of both the DHCP Server and that propagate to DHCP Client: (fig. 32)
  6. Start IP address:
    192.168.1.100
    End IP address:
    192.168.1.200
    Length:
    24
    Subnet mask:
    255.255.255.0
  7. Keep pressing Next > until you are in the Router (Default gateway) screen.
  8. Use 192.168.1.3 as your router IP address. Press Add. Press Next >. (fig. 33)
  9. Keep pressing Next > until you are in the Completing the New Scope Wizard screen. Press Finish. (fig. 34)

To verify that your DHCP server is working, go to ictserver.ict.perseverance.local/ictserver.ict.wisdom.local/bscsserver.bscs.2019.local > IPv4 > Scope [192.168.1.0] SMCC > Address Leases. There should be at least one client in lease. (fig. 35)

Configuring Client PC

How to connect to the Domain

Before you start: (1) Your WAP client must be connected to the same network as your server. (2) Your DHCP server should be set up. (3) Your client must be obtaining an IP address automatically.

  1. Open Run (⊞ Win + R) and type Control Panel. Press OK. The Control Panel window appears. (fig. 63)
  2. On the search box, located at the top-right of the window, type rename computer. Select Rename this computer. The System Properties window appears. (fig. 64) (fig. 65)
  3. In General tab, next to To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click Change. press Change.... The Computer Name/Domain Changes window appears.
  4. On the Computer name field, replace the current value to Client1.
  5. In the Member of section, select Domain: and use the value ICT.Perseverance.local/ICT.Wisdom.local/BSCS.2019.local. Press OK. The Windows Security window appears. (fig. 66) (fig. 67)
  6. Enter the User logon name of your first user in the user name field and its password (See fig. 40). Press OK.
  7. Once you are greeted by another window that says you have entered the domain succesfully, press OK. And OK. Then press Close. (fig. 68)
  8. A window will appear asking you to restart the computer to apply changes. Press Restart Now. (fig. 3)

Over-the-Network Printing

Sharing Printer

  1. Connect the printer to your Client WAP.
  2. Open Run (⊞ Win + R) and type Control Panel. Press OK. The Control Panel window appears. (fig. 63)
  3. Under Hardware and Sounds, press View devices and printers.
  4. Right-click the printer and select Printer properties. The Printer Properties window appears.
  5. Press Sharing tab.