I currently am running a windows domain setup in a forest infrastructure. I have 1 parent and 2 child domains. This is overkill for this network and I want to consolidate it into one single domain, no children. Can anyone point me to tech note, instructions, personal experience on how to move/copy my active directory OUs (computers, users) and Group Policy settings from the child domains to the parent? I can then demote and remove the child domains from DNS. Is that possible?
My other question is related to the forest setup as well. I am currently running exchange 2000 on exchagne 2003 server in forest mode. I again, want to remove the child domains. Right now the exchange console is setup on a DC in each child domain. Do I just uninstall it from there or do I need to reconfigure exchange on the exchange server so it isn't in forest mode, or both? Will everything work properly if I move users and make this change to exchange? thanks for any advice.