Duplicate your AD domain with this new (free) tool

  • From: "Chris Wall" <Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2005 11:13:51 -0400

Remember the NT 4.0 days when it was easy to duplicate your production
environment by taking a BDC off line and promoting it (on a separate
LAN) to a PDC for testing...


Well I have found that there really is no easy way to do this with
Active Directory environments - until I stumbled upon this FREE tool.  I
recently used it and it worked great in replicating our 2003 AD Domain
in a test lab - with no SID issues.


The tool is called XSync v0.2 and can be obtained at


I wanted to share this find with all of you out there who want to
duplicate your AD environment for test purposes.

Chris Wall

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