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Creating multiple users to test workflows and content views within

  Asked By: Nilay    Date: Jun 18    Category: MOSS    Views: 15442

I was wondering if anyone can suggest how I could create multiple
users for my test MOSS2007 VPC.

I used the Tony Zink article - How to Create a MOSS 2007 VPC Image:
The Whole 9 Yards to create my VPC on my laptop.

I would now like to have two or more users to test workflows and
content viewing based on permissions.

My test VPC has MOSS2007 and Office 2007 running on Windows 2003.

Can anyone advise how I would go and create various accounts within
MOSS2007 for testing. Would these accounts need to be created in
Windows 2003 too?



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Aastha Acharya     Answered On: Jun 18

I'll admit I haven't looked through all the postings, but one very important
part that was left out of these setup guides. Active Directory. When testing
or deploying SharePoint you really should be using Domain accounts. For
this, you really should have AD installed so that you can have domain
accounts to work with. With this in mind, you would then also be using
additional domain accounts to test  the various access permissions in your
SharePoint deployment by adding different domain users  to the different
SharePoint groups.

You don't have to have your AD on a separate virtual machine, although this
would be preferred if you want to be able to test all the functionality
properly. (Document conversion will not work if SharePoint is installed on a
DC for one thing.) In a virtual environment you can setup a DC/SQL server
and then have your SharePoint server as a second virtual machine.