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    Hi

    Does anyone know how to make a replica backup copy of AD and exchange via MSTSC?

    Basically I log on to the company domain via mstsc and want to make a copy of as many applications and windows services as possible so I can run an exact replica domain at home on my UA setup.

    Hope that makes sense?

    Thanks
    Bongo

  • #2
    Re: create a replica domain at home

    I would make sure you get written permission before doing anything like this. Even if you are the domain administrator, it is stretching software licensing and (IMHO) ethics towards their limits

    However, general process for creating a duplicate test domain:
    Create a virtual server, join it to the domain and DCPROMO
    Move it offsite and remove reference to any other DCs
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: create a replica domain at home

      Hi Ossian

      Permission granted

      Is there a way to do this using my laptop from home via mstsc?

      How can I move the virtual machine offsite exactly as there is no export feature in vmware?

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      • #4
        Re: create a replica domain at home

        Not sure about VMWare, but in theory it could be as easy as shut down the VM, copy the VHDs and build a new VM attached to the existing VHDs (would work for Virtual PC or HyperV)

        Check for licensing implications as well
        Tom Jones
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        PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Re: create a replica domain at home

          I'm actually more curious why you would want it....
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