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Add physical laptop to Hyper-V domain controller

I have a small lab running on my Windows 10 Laptop, It consists of a DC, a MECM Server and a number of Clients. I have created an Internal only network switch which I have shared on my WIFI adaptor so I can access the internet.

I want to start testing Bios and Dell Drivers with MECM Third Party Updates in my Lab, I have 2 physical laptops that I want to add to my Lab domain. This raises the questions:

  1. Can this be done?

  2. How do you do this?

Many Thanks.



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The laptops will need to have the static ip address of domain controller listed for DNS and no others such as router or public DNS in order to join the domain. The required ports also need to be flowing between networks.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-server/identity/config-firewall-for-ad-domains-and-trusts
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=24009

you mentioned an internal vSwitch? If so this seems problematic.
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/jhoward/2008/06/17/hyper-v-what-are-the-uses-for-different-types-of-virtual-networks/

An external vSwitch may be more appropriate but note that many consumer-grade network adapters do a poor job of hosting an external virtual switch so expect some slowness.

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Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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Hi, not yet. Just going through patching all my servers and clients and then backing them up before i start breaking everything playing with the networks. Will hopefully have an update tomorrow.

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Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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