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  • AD VirtualLab

    Hello

    Might not be a direct AD question but here goes. Is there a guide/how to on how to set-up a virtual lab with a DC and AD somewhere? I want to test different solutions on AD and want to build myself a test lab but I am not mastering the set-up of a w2003k server with DC and AD and so on. Any input or references appreciated.

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: AD VirtualLab

    Install vmware/virtual pc or whatever
    create a new machine.
    install windows 2003 on it
    run dcpromo
    done?
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Re: AD VirtualLab

      Once you have created a base machine, make a copy of the VHD, save it so you don't have to create a new one if you screw up the one you are playing with.
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      • #4
        Re: AD VirtualLab

        Or use differencing disks in VirtualPC/Server

        Basically to have an effective lab, you will need
        DC (2 if you are practicing replication / disaster recovery
        Member Server
        Client
        Tom Jones
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        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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