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I would like to set up Apple Mac Lab, but I do not know if it is  possible.
In VMware workstation  , I can set up Windows domain controller and  windows 7, join it to the domain and do testing, like group policy ,etc....
I wonder if there is a way to do that for MAC computers, for instance install a free version MAC on VMware workstation and join it to AD domain, and apply GPOs, or do other testing.

Apple should have some kind of Technology to test in the LAB, and which should be free...

Any idea ?

Thanks
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by:Michael Ian Claridge
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Hello,

You can use a Windows domain, however I'm sure group policy will not work out of the box.
Below is how to you use a network server "Active Directory" for authentication servers etc.

I hope this helps.

Regards

Michael
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There is no such thing as a free version of OS X. Also the Apple EULA makes it illegal to run OS X on anything other than Apple hardware.
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Do not they have trial version or slim down version ?
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No
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by:rindi
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As far as I know OSX is a free OS, but as already mentioned, it is only allowed to be run on apple hardware.

If ESXi is installed on a MAC, you should be able to run VM's of OSX on it. Or you could use VirtualBox on the MAC which is also free.
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Or you could use VirtualBox on the MAC which is also free.

Virtualbox on windows would not run OSX ??
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If you are running your Windows OS on a MAC, then yes. On any other hardware, no.
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Thank you Guys!
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