Joining 2 domains
Posted on 2009-04-07
I'm working for a company that has an AD domian named SCIA-ONLINE in Benelux. They also have a branch in Czech Republic. They have their own domain SCIACZ. SCIA-ONLINE has 2 sites (Belgium and Netherlands). What we want to do now is change SCIACZ to SCIA-ONLINE... There are about 50 users in Czech Republic, so I just added them manually in SCIA-ONLINE. So, I have all users in our domain already.
What I wanted to do is demote their domain controller. After that I want to use dcpromo again and make it a domain controller by adding it to the SCIA-ONLINE domain. So normally when this is done the servers will replicate and the users should be able to logon to SCIA-ONLINE again. I know the client computers will need to be joined to the new domain again, but we have someone over there that can do this.
Also, the shared folders over in Czech Republic are limited, so it's no big deal to set permissions manually again.
Is this a good approach or am I missing something?