Windows 7 As Domain Controller

Hello Experts

Can someone let me know if it's possible to configure Windows 7 Professional to operate as a Domain Controller?

I setting up a test environment and I really don't want to install, configure and implement Windows Server 2008 or Ultimate if I can get away with configuring Windows 7 to act as a DC

Cheers

Carlton
cpatte7372Asked:
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andreasSystem AdminCommented:
No its not possible. Even ultimate cant do it. For AD you need a Server Version of Windows.
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Nagendra Pratap SinghDesktop Applications SpecialistCommented:
No. Get a server version. It is free as a 180 day trial and works even as a workstation OS.
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albatros99Commented:
No that's not possible. But you can run a hypervisor on your client and install a server OS. You can use a trial version if you want to keep the cost down.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
If you want to use some ActiveDirectory features only, there is a lightweight version of AD running on Client OS called AD LDS (see https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa705886%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396 for details).
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cpatte7372Author Commented:
Thanks
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