I would like to know in details the effects of SharePoint 2010 on the Active Directory 2008 R2.
Currently, we have a SharePoint 2007 production and development environments. Both environments are connected to Active Directory 2008 R2.
Now, we are planning to upgrade SharePoint 2007 in production to SharePoint 2010. Before doing that I would like to setup a SharePoint 2010 dev env side by side with our current SharePoint 2007 dev env.
I would like to connect the SharePoint 2010 dev env to our production domain which contains the Active Directory 2008 R2. My question is how will our Active Directory 2008 R2, exchange 2007 (production) be affected by SharePoint 2010. Should we create a separate domain just for the SPS 2010 dev env?
Please advice, thanks!