Windows 7 As Domain Controller

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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


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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.
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.
Qlemo"Batchelor", 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 for details).
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