Consolidation of two Windows Active Directory domains
Posted on 2010-01-10
I have two separate domains (a.domain.com, b.otherdomain.com) and would like to consolidate to one domain to become everyhting a.domain.com.
Both domains are Windows 2003, and not connected to each other. There is only one Exchange server which is running in a.domain.com. I would like to bring all the users, security groups, desktop, servers and anything related to a.domain.com.
I would like to know the best steps to take to get this done. I believe I need to create a trust between the two domains. Also do I need to have a site to site VPN or if I bring one DC from the b.domain.com and then do the trust relationship or single VPN connection.
Any pointers much appreciated. Thanks-