Should I demote or trust?
Posted on 2013-11-19
I run a 30 computer 2003 Domain( Company) with two DCs. My Company has merged with a smaller company whos five employees who are going to be working in our office starting next week. Their network has one Small Business server 2011 and have their own domain (New).
I orginally planned to demote their server, move it into the 2003 domain as a member server. Like wise move the new workstations into my domain.
Now I wonder would I do better to Trust the two domains and move nothing.
Which would be better?
Will haveing 2003 Domain and a 2011 Domain in a trust make for, perhaps authentication Issues? Would the NEW domain be able to print to devices in the Company Domain? Would DNS have to be updated in some way?