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active directory, join as a child later?

By peggy.j.settel ·
I have a parent domain in active directory. I'm having issue currently trying to join a new win2k server as a child, but need to get it up and running TODAY. If I make the new server a new domain, with a new domain tree, and a new forest of domain trees...can I later join this domain as a child to a parent? Or would have have to uninstall active directory (losing all my accounts!) and reinstall it?
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by btomasetti In reply to active directory, join as ...

you will have to demote the new domain controller and then re-promotre it using the dcpromo ant the run box. reason is that a child domain shares a common namespace. ex parent domain is usfurniture.com and a child domain would be sw.usfurniture.com or nw.usfurniture.com. all you are doing is tacking on a child domain to the parent domain "second level". however you can still create a new domain in a new forest and create a two way transitive trust between the two domains allowing users to gain access to resources all over the two forest providing they have proper permissions to do so. this is only in a windows 2000 domain in native mode. winnt 4.0 will not be ableto share in teh two way transitive trusts that is established between win 2k doamin controllers. hope this helped.

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