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    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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    • #3312355

      Reply To: one domain Split

      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?

    • #3312331

      Reply To: one domain Split

      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.

    • #3312809

      Reply To: one domain Split

      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 /
      forest.

      razz

    • #3312808

      Reply To: one domain Split

      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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