Create 2003 AD replica test lab on virtual servers / different hardware
Posted on 2006-07-07
Problem: I need to merge 2 forests GAL’s using Microsoft Identity Integration server, this needs to be done in a test lab first.
Ok so I know I can import accounts and objects in to 2 replica forests using CSVDE but I really want all the full AD partitions to be there for a true representation. The tricky bit is the fact that I want to restore AD on to 2 virtual hosts, I can find documentation on how to restore to different hardware under Windows 2000 but nothing on 2003. Ideally I want all AD factors to be as close to the production systems as possible.