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one domain Split

By s_hunnicutt ·
At the current time I have a AD domain 4 servers, 3 switches and two floors 5th and 8th. 2 of the switches link the 5th and 8th together via Fiber using Cisco 2924-XL. The two floors are wanting to be seperated into seperate domain but still need to share Internet connection and one other for special program via the 5th floor. Any help would be great.

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by BFilmFan In reply to one domain Split

Is this a Windows 2000 or 2003 domain?

Do you have Enterprise Admin permissions to allow for the creation of a new domain?

Is Exchange in this enviornment?

And what is the real reason for the "I want my own domain" request? Security? Need to have a name in email?

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by CG IT In reply to one domain Split

the first rule of the defacto standard in designing domains is "keep it simple". Second is, "limit the # of domains". Third is "dont setup domains according to functional/departmental organizational structure of a company". Unless there is a security issue between the 2 "floors" that can't be resolved via Active Directory and NTFS permission, then adding a child domain for security is an avenue. If your still unsure, just think of the administrative burden you'll have managing 2 domains.

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by razz2 In reply to one domain Split

I am with both the other answers. If the floors are the same
company but diferent divisions then I would keep a single
domain. At the most make one a child domain. If it a
management / political issue then use OU's and delegate
appropriate admin ablities. By the design using Fiber and Cisco I
will guess the same company with seperate division managers
wanting ultimate control of "their""domain" (sounds like a
Seinfeld episode). I mayy be way off on the guess, but unless
security, or infrastructure require it I would stay in one domain /


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by s_hunnicutt In reply to one domain Split

Welcome to Seinfeld,
Yes it is Win2k domain, with exchange.
one company is looking at splitting apart from the other. But it has been kept a secret, from one another, but being IT they want to now how to do it, how much it will cost and so forth.

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