we want to take the active directory data from the current active directory domain and import it in our test environment
Posted on 2009-05-01
we have an active directory directory implementation organized into an OU hierarchy. for testing of some applications we want to just export all users, groups and ou hierarchy and then import it into a new domain that will also be on the producation network. this new domain will only be used for testing and will ultimately me removed after testing. so i need if possible a complete procedure of exporting the current users, groups and OU hierarchy. install a new active directry domain and then import it in the new domain without effecting the existing active directory infrastructure.
i have an idea of what needs to be done, i will mention it here, need some docs to do it and also if i am missing out on someting.
install a new active directory domain and install dns also on the domain new domain controller.
use csvde to export the current active directory to a file.
modify the file to reflect the new domain name
imort the modified csvde file.
appreciate if i can get hold of a document of doing it and anything more i need to do