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is it possible to run a AD DS through a regular windows 7 workstation?

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closed as off topic by mdpc, EEAA, MDMarra, Ward, Khaled Jan 2 '13 at 8:06

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In a word, no.

Windows 7 does not come with the required libraries and services needed to deploy AD. Even if it did, it's a workstation operating system and should not be used to provide services to other computers.

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