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Consolidate multiple Active Directories

Posted on 2014-03-10
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Is it possible to consolidate several AD domains which are currently completely separate (each being their own forest/domain/etc for a small business) into one "master" forest, where each company would then be a sub-domain of that main?

i would prefer to do it in a way that doesn't disrupt the status quo too much, meaning no dis-joining and rejoining every server and PC, rebuilding group policies, etc. just nice to get everything under one roof for management.
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It can be done, but isn't easy. You'll be creating new domain controllers, creating trusts, running ADMT to migrate objects, and may need to rely on USMT and other tools to manage workstations... depending on your environment, a LOT of back end work.

More info:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc974332(v=WS.10).aspx
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