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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
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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.
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simsjrgCommented:
Why not just setup a DC in a Virtual Machine? Would make for a better Lab in the long run anyway...
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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
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Netman66Commented:
To answer you directly - no.

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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Wow, I totally interpreted that backwards.
Ignore my comment.
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