What is the best way to handle the following situation - possible AD Domain rename
Posted on 2006-06-01
Ok, im new to 2003 AD and domains so please bear with me.
I have created a domain and set up 3 AD servers. The domain/forest is business1.local. i only have one computer logging into the domain at this time...will have more in the next week. so i thought i better ask this now.
the person who owns our company also owns several others (business2, business3 etc) and he has our IT staff maintaining the other companies IT now. and now each of his companies are now connected to our network via VPN so we can manage remotely. however, we have determined that we should set them up on an AD structure.
our current AD is setup for our domain (business1.local). i wouldnt think that we would want these other compaines on our own domain and since i have limited knowledge on the subject i dont know how to proceed from here on how to set this thing up for future growth. so currently its like this
-business1 Org. unit
--users Org. unit
--admins Org. unit
--terminals Org. unit
in my mind i see this i how it should be now ( i dont fully understand forests, trees, domains and how they relate--gotta do some more reading)
this way i can apply policies to each domain since each busiuness varies from one to the other with different IT needs.
also, we use kerio mail for our email system. kerio will authenticate using AD. so we would want to be able to have email setup for each business that authenticated to their correct domain. Thats just extra info...if needed.
business1 has 80+ users
business2 has 5 users
business3 has 5 users
any help you can give me would be grealty appreciated.
thanks very much.