Need help designing initial Active Directory for hosting company
Posted on 2011-03-19
I am trying to design an AD deployment for hosting company. This company will basically host other companies networks virtually using VMware View. I would like to think I could create a "forest", and then within this forest have many unrelated domains which have a trust relationship with a "master" domain. In the master domain, i would like to hold all servers necessary for view that can be shared across the domains. In order for this to work, however, the child domains need to be able to have separate domain names (ie xyz.com and abc.com) and NOT share a global address book or be able to search users in other domains. Users of the underlying child domains should not see users and/or exchange server, etc of any other domain except for the master domain.
Please excuse my use of the language as I am fairly new to AD and am not sure of the exact terminology. Can anyone explain if this can be accomplished, and if so, how I would go about setting it up initially. I plan to use Windows 2008 R2 in the master domain. Thanks!