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Federating Active Directory Forests for Exchange, SharePoint, and OCS

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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have multiple sites across my company that are not connected via a single network and have standalone AD Forest's in place.  I would like to setup a hosted Exchange / SharePoint / OCS solution for all the sites allowing the users to use their current AD credentials.  I also would like to avoid consolidating the domains into 1 forest.  Can I use AD Federation Services to do this?  Are there any drawbacks to this in Exchange, SharePoint, or OCS?  I would like to have a single GAL if possible.
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