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Two separate companies-Two Domains-One Network

By deerek11 ·
I just started a new job and we have two compaines in one location and one network with two domains on it but I was hired to one of the companies not both to administrate the network. But they both share resources on the domain I was hired to. This is a hard job to do knowing that the other companies PC's on the network I have no control over. Can someone help point me in a direction on how to deal with this

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er.. come again

by DeN inc. In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

sorry but I'm kinda confuse with your statement.

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What?

by jmgarvin In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

I don't understand....You have 2 networks but????

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First Priority

by jbaker In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

Is to physically seperate the two networks. Get your machines and servers set up on their own switches. This will prevent security as well as administration headaches in the future.

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My Solution to this...

by ptaparia In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

If I understood you correctly, you have two domains on one network... but your responsibility is to administer only one of the domains.

I am a tech support at a 4 year University that has the same scenario so I can relate to your question.

You can attack this in several ways:

Lets say you have Domain#1 that you have to administer and Domain#2 is the domain for the other company.

1. Create two subnets on your router to split the network. You host your own domain controllers for Domain#1 on one network and they host their's for Domain#2 on the other network. For resources that are shared, simpy add those resources that exist in Domain#2 to Domain#1's Active Directory (eg:printers, network shares, etc.) and ask the tech support of Domain #2 to do the same for resources that need to be shared from Domain #2 to Domain #1. You will have to invest time and resources to purchase and administer the router configuration, DNS replications.

2. Second Method would be creating an AD(ad.whatever.com) domain and having two child domains (domain1.ad.whatever.com and domain2.ad.whatever.com) that you guys can respectively administer. Make sure that you create the correct trusts between the domains. Share the resources the same way done in #1.

3. Create one domain and have separate OU's (Organizational Units) for the two company's. This is only recommended if the two company's are sister company's (which looks like it since they are sharing resources). You can then delegate the administration of one OU to the other domain's tech support. You would need someone to maintain the Main Active Directory for this. Sharing resources will be easier in this method.

I hope I have been able to answer your question appropriately.

Have fun!

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Trusted Networks

by charles.gaskin In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

It sounds to me the best thing to do, assuming you are in a Windows Server environment, is setup a trusted network between the two domains. Doing this, I would think, would give users on your domain to access certain information of the other domain.

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Trusted Networks

by charles.gaskin In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

Also, another thing you could try is, assuming you are in a Windows Server environment, is setup a trusted network between the two domains. Doing this, I would think, would give users on your domain to access certain information of the other domain. But I think ptaparia has the most logical answer.

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How about asking the other domain Admin(s)?

by NOW LEFT TR In reply to Two separate companies-Tw ...

between the two of you the solution will lie.

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