RE: Lab creation question...

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 17:32:08 -0500

Brian Desmond is an Active Directory MVP and a really bright guy. You
can trust his blog.
I agree with the steps he has listed.
I think the steps are documented in the Active Directory Operations
Guide (but I haven't checked). It's available for download from


From: Chris Wall [mailto:Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 5:27 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Lab creation question...



  I have been searching for the past 3 hours and can not find much on
building a test lab from a production 2003 AD environment.  I have
located the following link:


   In NT4 I could just build a BDC and promote it to PDC off the wire
and go from there...  I can not believe that Microsoft doesn't have a
post regarding best practices for doing this with an AD environment.  

 I do not expect someone to tell me how to do this - just looking for
references on the web that can support the steps listed in the site I
have provided.






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