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I need to find how can I expose Active Directory on my Widnows 2003 server to the internet. I need to be able to make Active Directory avaliable to my development computer.

The Active Directory is installed on a Windows 2003 VPS.

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Making AD wide open would not be a very good idea. EK's suggestion of VPN is the way to go. – Adrien Aug 26 '09 at 15:19
Although this is not a good idea - it's a good question to ask and be answered as this is what "newbies" can do wrong! – Guy Sep 8 '09 at 14:52
up vote 14 down vote accepted

Setup a vpn to connect your development computer to the domain network. That way you do not need to expose your network.

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