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win_domain_controller - Manage domain controller/member server state for a Windows host

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Ensure that a Windows Server 2012+ host is configured as a domain controller or demoted to member server. This module may require subsequent use of the win_reboot action if changes are made.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
database_path
(added in 2.5)
The path to a directory on a fixed disk of the Windows host where the domain database will be created..
If not set then the default path is %SYSTEMROOT%\NTDS.
dns_domain_name
When state is domain_controller, the DNS name of the domain for which the targeted Windows host should be a DC.
domain_admin_password
required
Password for the specified domain_admin_user.
domain_admin_user
required
Username of a domain admin for the target domain (necessary to promote or demote a domain controller).
local_admin_password
Password to be assigned to the local Administrator user (required when state is member_server).
read_only
bool

(added in 2.5)
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether to install the domain controller as a read only replica for an existing domain.
safe_mode_password
Safe mode password for the domain controller (required when state is domain_controller).
site_name
(added in 2.5)
Specifies the name of an existing site where you can place the new domain controller.
This option is required when read_only is yes.
state
    Choices:
  • domain_controller
  • member_server
Whether the target host should be a domain controller or a member server.
sysvol_path
(added in 2.5)
The path to a directory on a fixed disk of the Windows host where the Sysvol folder will be created.
If not set then the default path is %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSVOL.

Examples

- name: ensure a server is a domain controller
  win_domain_controller:
    dns_domain_name: ansible.vagrant
    domain_admin_user: [email protected]
    domain_admin_password: password123!
    safe_mode_password: password123!
    state: domain_controller
    log_path: C:\ansible_win_domain_controller.txt

# ensure a server is not a domain controller
# note that without an action wrapper, in the case where a DC is demoted,
# the task will fail with a 401 Unauthorized, because the domain credential
# becomes invalid to fetch the final output over WinRM. This requires win_async
# with credential switching (or other clever credential-switching
# mechanism to get the output and trigger the required reboot)
- win_domain_controller:
    domain_admin_user: [email protected]
    domain_admin_password: password123!
    local_admin_password: password123!
    state: member_server
    log_path: C:\ansible_win_domain_controller.txt

- name: promote server as a read only domain controller
  win_domain_controller:
    dns_domain_name: ansible.vagrant
    domain_admin_user: [email protected]
    domain_admin_password: password123!
    safe_mode_password: password123!
    state: domain_controller
    read_only: yes
    site_name: London

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
reboot_required
boolean
always
True if changes were made that require a reboot.

Sample:
True


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

Support

For more information about Red Hat’s support of this module, please refer to this Knowledge Base article

Author

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)

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