RE: Lab creation question...

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 09:01:02 -0500

If you are talking about creating an exact replica of your OUs, User
objects, DLs etc in a test environment, the best option is to use LDIFDE
and do an export and then import into your test lab. This is what I do
when I have to simulate a lab for our production environment. I use
LDIFDE specifically because once imported into the lab environment, I
can make any changes to the object using the same LDIFDE file. This is
not possible with CSVDE, with CSVDE you can only create new objects, not
modify existing objects.




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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