Is it possible to setup one single machine with Windows 7 x64 OS and somehow make it work as if it's part of a certain domain? So domain controller would be simulated in some way? I would like to avoid VMs and make it actually work on one machine with non server OS.
Is there even a simpler way of doing it?
Maybe some third-party software that can be installed on a non-server OS?
Why: I have to setup development environment for Sharepoint 2010 and it will make my life much easier if my machine would be part of a domain.