Some interesting posts if we look back how Windows 2008 DCs were installed and set up –
Excerpt from a book: Active Directory Domain Services 2008 How-To
Different lab: Install and configure the domain controller (CONTOSO-DC)
This is a very nice article with great step-by-step screen shots for migrating your master domain controller from an older 2008r2 box to a new 2012 server.
Thanks for this Naresh!