We're a small company with several offices. We now have a VPN and want to merge all our Active Domains into one "forest"
Each office has a domain controller (some are W2003 SBS, but they are being swing migrated to W2003 Standard Server )
Anyway my current "problem" is that the home office domain is named "mns1.mydomain.com, whereas
each of my other offices have domains named: tech.mydomain.local, fred.mydomain.local, denver.mydomain.local
The tech office is where our Exchange server is located. It's on a SBS machine that is our domain controller for
that office. Shouldn't affect what I'm trying to do here at the home office (this question)
So far, even though I have the vpn working, I've not created any trusts between these sites (because of SBS).
Now, at the home office, the only server we have there is mns1.mydomain.com
Should I rename it mns1.mydomain.local?
In looking at the rendom.exe procedures it requires a stand-alone server to run all the procedures on, but we
only have the one domain controller.
Should I go through the exercise of renaming this domain? Do I have to build a stand-alone server to do this?
Thanks for any insight!