Exchange over cross forest trust
Posted on 2009-02-24
I'm after some advice for designing the merging of two networks over two sites.
Both networks are running win server 2003 native in seperate forests. i would like to keep the forest seperate to maintain a degree of autonomy between sites and also maintin the domain policy.
Network 1 (The north) has two domains net1.local and net1.com. net1.local contains the sites users. net1.com contains exchange 2003 with a public ip running rpc over https. network 1 has to remain completely autonomous in the event of disaster.
Network 2 (the south)has 1 domain net2.com. net2.com contains this sites users. net2.com is migrating from lotus notes to exchange.
The idea behind the project is to bring the two domains closer together (we are the same company) but still retain a degree of autonomy.
I would like to set up a forest trust between sites. i would then like to add a second exchange server to the existing net1.com (the north)domain, but physically place that in network 2 (the south).
Would a forest trust let me accomplish this?