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Safely Virtualizing Domain Controllers with Windows Server 2012

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Safely Virtualizing Domain Controllers with Windows Ser... - 6.Aug.2012 4:20:13 PM   
KeithMayer

 

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When virtualizing Active Directory Domain Controllers in the past, we've needed to be very careful that we don't invoke any steps, such as applying an old snapshot, that could possibly cause USN rollback to occur in the state of a Domain Controller's replica AD database and risk AD corruption.

Beginning with Windows Server 2012, we've incorporated a new VM-Generation-ID unique identifier as an additional attribute of a Domain Controller's AD computer object as well as the VM container that is running the virtualized DC instance.

In the article below, I'll walk you through the process of using this new feature to safely clone a Windows Server 2012 domain controller on any Hypervisor platform that supports the new VM-Generation-ID attribute http://aka.ms/ws12clone

HTH,

Keith

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