Split Active Directory Domain
Posted on 2004-10-26
Scenario: A company splits. Niether company wants to go trough the trouble of changing the domain name. All five server roles are running on one AD controller.
Question? Can we split the domain and have both of the new companies each keep the original domain name.
Let's say new company (A) has the server with all the Roles and new company (B) does not.
We sever the connection beteween (A) & (B).
(A) is fine as it has a Schema master etc... will just need to clean out the AD Controllers using ADSIedit to clean up the controllers that were lost due to the split.
Can company (B) just seize the roles on one of their Global Catalog Servers and continue to run a stable domain?
Theoretically this sounds good but has anyone actually done this?
Thanks for your comments.