Active Directory - Collapsing multiple domains into one w/ file, print, etc.
Posted on 2004-08-04
I have an environment with 3 separate domains, all in their own forests. The administrative overhead has become quite a challenge. I want to collapse all these domains into a single domain and use OU's to manage them. I also have some file / print servers from these domains in the environment that will be put on one single SAN-based machine. I am looking for advice on methods, third-party tools, etc. on how to go about this. My requirements are the following:
1. I do not want to touch all the desktops such as having to change their domains, etc.
2. I want to automate as much of this as possible.
3. File / Print is extremely important and don't want to have to redo all the folder permissions, etc.
4. What are your opinions on the Quest tools and are they capable of performing the functions I need?