Install Windows 2003 Active Directory without network or Internet access.
Posted on 2007-12-04
I want to setup AD on a brand new server, but I do not have network access at this time. I just want to get DNS, AD, workgroups, user accounts, file access permissions, etc., setup before it goes to a client site. I usually have the network and Internet access beforehand, but this time that's not an option. I just want to avoid doing all this work beforehand, and then when its deployed at the remote location it will have to be redone, etc. Is this recommended, and will it work setting up well in advance, etc?