New Domain

My company just bought another company and I have tasked with making both domains play nice. Was wondering if anyone could shed some light on this subject.

Dawin DaiseSr. Windows Systems AdministratorAsked:
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectCommented:
For the first time you can create a TRUST between both domains.
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectCommented:
Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
First step would be to establish Trust Relationship to ensure users from both domains can access resources across both domains.  Later on you may consider consolidation to ensure all users and resources are member of one forest if not one domain (this could also be a requirement for consolidating Exchange).  In that case, you could use Active Directory Migration Tools (ADMT) to consolidate in one forest.

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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
The first step is planning short term and long term.  What is your long term plan?  Move everyone from one domain to the other?  Maintain two domains?  What?

Short Term, you need to FIRST determine if EITHER network is running a Small Business Server, Essentials server, or Foundation server.  If they are you CANNOT create a trust.  Otherwise, you need to establish connectivity between the two networks logically (each can ping the other).  And THEN you can create a trust.
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