Experts looking for some quick advice on how to implement a test/qa lab into a single domain one site one forest one subnet lan design. We're a small dev company starting out and i would like the test lab to be separated but still have some access to nw resources and vice versa, those controlled by firewall rules.
I am not clear if i should create a child.domain.local or a site under the existing domain. Either way I want the third octat of the nw/subnet scheme will be different from the exising lan nw/subnet. I will have five machines in that test labe with virtuals being added down the line.
I have wg e550 core fw, managed swiches and ad s2003 soon(but not for 60 days or soon) upgrading to 2008 ad.