Active Directory, Test Forest
For OU Administrators: This page provides information about the test forest that you can use for testing object creation scripts and OU configuration options.
A test forest, "addev.uillinois.edu" (short name: ADDEV), is available for OU administrators wishing to test automated scripts, policies, or other Active Directory-related technologies.
Administrators can set their password at the AD Dev Password page (external link). When prompted for authentication, use your regular Active Directory NetID and password.
(Note: The People OU is synchronized once per day, so newly hired employees may not yet have access to the test forest on the day of hire.)
Administrators requesting or managing an OU in ad.uillinois.edu may also request an OU in addev.uillinois.edu. The OU in addev.uillinois.edu can be used for testing any scripts that automate creation of objects before they are run in the production OU. Workstations and servers can be joined to addev.uillinois.edu, just as they would be to ad.uillinois.edu.
Note: The test forest may be down or out of service at any time without notice. "addev.uillinois.edu" must not be relied on for production purposes.