Domain Enviroment File Shares
Posted on 2009-04-15
This is probably a silly question but i cant seem to wrap my mind around it and haven't found any results on Google that satisfy my question. I'm pretty new to domain environments so please bare with me. :)
If someone could help me understand how file permissions are controlled in a domain environment. We are a pretty small company and only have 1 server that acts as the DC, File Server, DHCP, DNS, SQL. Windows 2003 Enterprise, not SBS.
I just recently got a second smaller server that i was planning on moving the DC to. I should also mention that i just recently moved the SQL server to a virtual machine on the same server which seems to run much faster now. I'm running vmware server (not esxi).
When i did the sql server move to the virtual machine and had the SQL server join the domain i sort of expected to be able to control permissions for the sql server using the existing ou's that i had setup on the DC but i ended up having to setup everyone again on the sql server since i couldn't view the dc ou's from the SQL server.
So before i move the DC to it's own machine which i know i need to do. Will i have the same problem with file permissions on the existing server once i demote the dc and move it to the other server?
I'm just trying to understand if that's how it is supposed to be or am i completely missing the boat here. I thought 1 of the many benefits of the Domain environment was so i could manage most of the network computers from the DC and not have to deal with all the separate settings on each machine.