Any way to add a machine to a Domain that does not exist.

Hi,

For a test environment.My requirment is just to add a machine to a Domain that does not exist.Is there any way i can do this.

Regards
Sharath
LVL 11
bsharathAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

 
PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Not sure why you want to do this, but you could just create a shell computer account.

Just load the AD users and computers MMC and select the domain and OU you wish to create the computer account for, then just right click and select New, computer and follow the wizard from there.
0
 
simsjrgCommented:
Why not just setup a DC in a Virtual Machine? Would make for a better Lab in the long run anyway...
0
 
tigermattCommented:
If you are setting up a test environment, then ideally you need an environment which is similar to your current environment to get the full benefits of having a test environment. Otherwise, you would be testing something without a DC existing in the test domain and you wouldn't get the full potential out of your test domain.

The easiest way by far is to use Virtual Server to install a DC and then you could even use Virtual PC on the same machine to install XP/Vista as your test OS. Don't forget there's also 180-day trials available on the Microsoft website so you can get 6 months use for testing absolutely free!

-tigermatt
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by ConnectWise

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
 
Netman66Commented:
To answer you directly - no.

0
 
PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Wow, I totally interpreted that backwards.
Ignore my comment.
(:
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.