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win_domain – Ensures the existence of a Windows domain

New in version 2.3.

Synopsis

  • Ensure that the domain named by dns_domain_name exists and is reachable.
  • If the domain is not reachable, the domain is created in a new forest on the target Windows Server 2012R2+ host.
  • This module may require subsequent use of the win_reboot action if changes are made.

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
database_path
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
- / required
The DNS name of the domain which should exist and be reachable or reside on the target Windows host.
domain_netbios_name
-
added in 2.6
The netbios name of the domain.
If not set, then the default netbios name will be the first section of dns_domain_name, up to, but not including the first period.
safe_mode_password
- / required
Safe mode password for the domain controller.
sysvol_path
path
added in 2.5
The path to a directory on a fixed disk of the Windows host where the Sysvol file will be created.
If not set then the default path is %SYSTEMROOT%\SYSVOL.

Examples

- name: Ensure the named domain is reachable from the target host; if not, create the domain in a new forest residing on the target host
  win_domain:
    dns_domain_name: ansible.vagrant
    safe_mode_password: password123!

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

Red Hat Support

More information about Red Hat’s support of this module is available from this Red Hat Knowledge Base article.

Authors

  • Matt Davis (@nitzmahone)

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