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I am setting up a lab environment to test a domain switch. I have 2 computers setup. Is it possible to just load the backup that I have on a NAS onto the PC? I have never done this before, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Is it a windows backup or an image backup? Acronis makes a bare metal restore image where as Windows makes a backup of your files, you will need to run recovery. Here is an overview of what to expect. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249694
If your just trying to get around setting up to identical computers then set up one and copy the hard drive to the other using Ultimate Bood CD and the included program CopyWipe. Upon booting the cloned computer just rename it before you add it to the network.
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What I am trying to do is simulate a domain swap on 2 servers. We are changing our domain, and I dont want the servers to be negatively effected. SO, Im setting up 2 computers in the lab environment to stand as our primary dc and our secondary dc. Then Im going to install a new domain, and delete the old one. I want to be as accurate as possible, so Im loading a backup image, which I believe is a windows image, and testing it that way.
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Hmmm...... VMware is a pretty decent solution then, ESXi Server 5.x then use VMWare converter to get the current DC into the VM environment, then you can create your new DC in your lab environment and swap them. VMWare will be your friend in this process, you can take snapshots of your servers so if you mess up you can very easily and quickly go back to your snapshot and try again.
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