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Exchange server behaviour in a subdomain

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Servers Windows 2000 SP4 Exchange 2000 SP3

We have Active directory running on BIND and Linux DHCP, which has worked perfectly for us. our internal DNS domain for AD is internal.company.com, we now have a remote office that will be hosting its own Exchange server. The problem is they are purely Windows (the bulk of the company is Unix based) and will not want to run Linux for BIND/DHCP. Our BIND DNS servers will not support updates from a windows DHCP.
We have 3 options 1. Use Linux BIND/DNS for them, 2. Use Windows DHCP but use reservations and static mappings on BIND, windows DNS running as a slave.
It is the third option and its effect on exchange, we had planned for them to add an Exchange server into our existing administrative group, so that we used AD as one domain and had an Exchange server at each site, storing the mail for local users. My third option was to delegate them a sub domain, say site2.internal.company.com and then just delegate these domains from our DNS and then they could administer locally. My question is could we add the exchange server to our existing administrative group and use the mail and also important, the calender in exactly the same way as we would if everything was under the internal.company.com domain. Our current email address is @company.com. What would be the effect of doing this.

Thanks

Mike

PS: never ran multiple exchange servers
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