SharePoint 2010 and Active Directory
I have a corporate network. The system admin has created a VMware VM for us with Windows Server 2008 R2 on which to install Sharepoint Server 2010. The VM has no network connectivity. We connect to the VM using Vmware Vsphere client. This was done because we were not sure if the sharepoint server 2010 install would mess in any way with AD.
However, having done that, now the issue is how to use it as a server and connect to the server from VS on our dev machines, as well as sharepoint designer?? Can someone please shed some light and provide alternate ways of connecting the VM to the network and installing sharepoint 2010 without it interfering with the AD Schema?
Is it possible to create a virtual network between the dev machines and this VM, keeping the VM isolated from the rest of the corporate network (or any other suggestions)?
The system admin is very reluctant to bring the VM over to the domain and provide it with network connectivity. Without network connectivity, it is pretty much useless to have this VM and server on it in the first place when no one can connect to it.
And does sharepoint 2010 install mess with ad schema in any way?