An alternative method would be to promote a domain controller in your production environment and move it to a recovery forest to serve as the basis for your Exchange recovery installation. See Microsoft Support Article ID 216498 for the steps to manually remove a domain controller from your production environment. You'll want to use a recovery forest to do the restore so you don't risk damaging your production public folder tree since...
you can't use the Recovery Storage Group (RSG) for public folder databases.
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