Hello.. I have a challenging task. I have never seen this kind of request before, but we were just asked to spit our Windows 2003 Active Directory domain so that legacy data can be reviewed in a read only mode.
What we have is five sites, with a domain controller in each. They want to disconnect the WAN, but still have users who are local to their site log into the domain there and still read their old email or shared files.
We plan to make a copy of each share to each server and make it read only. Plus, we will make sure each user's Exchange mailbox is on their local Exchange server.
The question is, how do we make each domain controller think it's the only one and how do we prevent any kind of tombstoning of our systems?
Thanks in advance for your help!