Virtual Server 2005
Posted on 2006-06-13
I want to create a "Virtual Domain" on my computer via the Microsoft Virtual Server 2005. I am currently using Windows XP Professional, and installed the latest virtual server 2005 software. I created 3 virtual disks:
#1 Windows Server 2003 (Is now the virtual domain controller)
#2 Windows Server 2003 (I did not copy computer #1's vhd, instead, i created this one from scratch so that they would not have the same SID)
#3 Windows XP Professional (Logged onto virtual domain)
Everything worked great. I was able to make Computer #1 a domain controller, and have Computer #3 log into it. My problem is that I want to make Computer #2 a domain controller as well, and add it to the existing domain. It seems like it will not let me do this. Computer #2 can log onto the domain, but it will not let me add another domain controller to the domain.
The reason I want Computer #2 a domain controller with Computer #1 is because I want to practice swapping the 5 Master Roles, and replication between domain controllers.
What am I doing wrong? Am I suppose to run virtual server 2005 on Windows Server 2003 SP1 ?