Can I use a copy of a domain joined VHD on the domain?
Posted on 2012-03-23
I have a production Hyper-V VM Windows Server 2003 R2 machine on my Server 2008 R2 domain. It is used solely as a Terminal Server, employees have user accounts on it and use Office 2007.
I want to test a few things to determine how Office 2010 will work in that environment. I made a copy of the VHD, which I would like to bring up in the domain. Then I want to try installing Office 2010 for a test user.
My question is, can I use that VHD by changing the static IP Address and Computer Name before connecting to the network? Will there be an Active Directory issue regarding the Computer Account? Thanks in advance!