we are running server 2003 r2 enterprise edition. i want to take a copy of active directory and put it on the r&d server that i have. now when i backup the system state on my production server everything is fine and then when i restore it the system state on my r&d server the server just constantly reboots. now i am assuming this is because my production server is IBM and my r&d server is Dell. so the hardware differs. since this might be the case then how can i get a copy of my production active directory onto my r&d Dell server without connecting to my production network??? can i do an export and then an import through csvde???