I'm new to the Active Directory world (I know how to use it, not set it up :) ). I just bought a server from Leaseweb running Windows Server 2012 R2 and plan to use it for Active Directory. It has its own IP address, and everything.
My question is though, I obviously can't bind computers to it's domain using a .local network, so how would I set up an active directory using a domain I own?
Say I own example.com and I create a subdomain in my DNS settings on my domain's hosting provider ad.example.com. Is it possible to use that subdomain on my Windows server as the active directory name?
Looking for some guidance on how to setup active directory correctly using a server that isn't on my local network. Please let me know what information you need to know.
Thank you in advance!