OK, this is going to be an "odd" quiestion. I work for a state government office. I work for the Judicial branch. Our IT office is run seperatly from the Executive branch. But we share a WAN along with WINS, DNS, etc.
The court currently does not have it's own Active directory. We're still NT4. But we are making plans to move to AD. We could join the Excutive branch's AD system, or build our own. They also have an Exchange 2000 server, while we still have 5.5.
So here's the question. If we join their AD system, will our Exchange server (when upgraded to 2003) be able to be accessed by the Executive branch? I'm assuming so, but I'm trying to find out information about any specifics to that.
The big concern is regarding seperation of powers. In short, the Judicial branch wishes to keep the Executive branch out of the court's data and emails. The court deals in priviledged information that they can't have access too.
Thanks in advance. Any white papers, documents, etc you can point to would sure help out.