getting users and objects from prod AD into the test lab for testing. Do I need all attributes? What are the essential ones?
Posted on 2014-12-15
We are building the test lab that should mirror prod environment. The main goal is to test restructure of OUs, GPOs consolidations, and DC upgrades from 2003 to 2012. Currently we are on 2003 Forest and Domain Level and schema is upgraded already to 2008 R2 plus we have Exchange 2010 (so we also have exchange attributes in the schema).
Now, I am trying to get users and objects from prod AD into the test lab for testing using LDIF files. Do I need all attributes? What are the attributes that I need and don't need? Or would you advise to try to get ALL the attributes for the testing including exchange?
The goal of our testing is mentioned above. Please let me know.
So, I need to build the query that will have all the necessary attributes.
If you could please add the ones I need to have.
Below are the attributes like this which will be included in the import....
-l "cn,givenName,objectclass,sAMAccountName, etc.............."
ldifde -f TestExportLAb1.ldf -s 2k3r2-02 -t 3268 -d "dc=test,dc=lab,dc=com" -p subtree -r "(&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=User)(givenname=*))" -l "cn,givenName,objectclass,sAMAccountName"