Establish one active diirectory at 2 locactions
Posted on 2011-03-15
Current State: One company with 2 locations. Each have an active directory server and own
domain and authenticates and holds fmso roles, different internal ip scheme.
Both locations have an Exchange Server 2003 with only their users mailboxes .
Location A(lets call it the main location) Exchange Server receives all mail for both locations with a smarthost configured to send location b users their emails.
Both locations have a windows 2003 Server and Exxhange 2003. There is a VPN
between the 2 locations.
Location B is going to be replacing their Server with Wondows 2008.
What we need to accomplish:
1. Location A will host all email. no duplicate exchange server in Location B.
2. Would like to have one Actiive Directory at Location A with 2 seperate Domains
one at each location..
Can you be very specific and list the procedures that would have to happen at each site and state any downfalls. Don't expect detail on how to perfom each function.
Ie: Active Directory moves or roles each locatin needs.. Differences Location b users wiill experience....