Creating a MS Active Directory test environment
How do you do it?
I want to replicate my Active Directory environment - complete with all of the data and use it in an isolated test environment.
What's the best way to do this?Is there a standard MS tool for this?
I was tempted to create a new member server, DCPromo it and then take it offline - but I'm sure that cleaning up the mess afterwards would be non-trivial, besides I'd like to keep the name of the DC. Could I just use VMWare to replicate the machine, export it and run on a separate box?
Any gotchas (other than it accidentally going back on the original domain)?