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Is there an imaging product that can image a DC with AD?

We are looking for an imaging product that would image a domain controller with Active Directory. PowerQuest, DeployCenter and Ghost don't support this. Do you know of any such products?

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As far as I know there is no way to do this because of the complexities involved in an Active Directory store. The only way to do this is to start by imaging a conventional server and then promote it to a domain controller after the imaging has taken place. AD contains a great many objects that cannot be cloned in order for it to work correctly.

This was first published in May 2003

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