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    Creating a Sandbox AD Environment

    Hi all!

    I am looking at replicating our current AD structure in a test sandbox environment. The network has all been created and the machines are currently restoring from backups to the new SAN area for testing.

    My question is......

    Because I am restoring from backups taken at different times ie the first DC was backed up about 6 hours before the last, and the machines are being restored into an area where there is no communication with the live network (obviously ) does this mean that I will have to boot the first DC up and then the others in non-authoritive mode? Or will they boot back up and chat for a while and then be all ok?

    I have not done this before :s

    Hope someone can help!!

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    It SHOULD be ok although that is a big should - this is AD we are talking about which can be very picky.

    Although if you are experimenting whats the harm in trying!

    I accept no responsibilty for you wasting time if it doesn't work

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    It SHOULD be ok although that is a big should - this is AD we are talking about which can be very picky.

    Although if you are experimenting whats the harm in trying!

    I accept no responsibilty for you wasting time if it doesn't work
    lol this is my plan! turn em on and see what happens to begin with!!

    Has anyone actually created a VM sandbox copy of a live environment beofre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo View Post
    lol this is my plan! turn em on and see what happens to begin with!!

    Has anyone actually created a VM sandbox copy of a live environment beofre?
    I've not done a full system but i have done a partial system which has been ok (just!)



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