Child<>Parent domains or simply a trust of some type?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by JWMay, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. JWMay

    JWMay Guest

    Office 1 will be a new Server 2003 AD domain with shared resources.

    Office 2 will be a Windows 2000 server AD domain comprised of Thin Clients
    who 1st start a Terminal session locally and then start a second Terminal
    session with the Office 1 server accross a VPN to access programs and data.

    Oh yeah, Office 2 will be printing back to local printers from their Office
    1 sessions.

    Does a trust or installing AD in the same forest give an advantage?

    Your opinions are welcome. :)
    JWMay, Feb 23, 2005
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  2. From what you've described, I can't think of a reason to have more than a
    single domain. Why do you think a multi-domain configuration would be

    Oli Restorick [MVP], Feb 23, 2005
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  3. JWMay

    JWMay Guest

    A single domain shared by both offices?

    The thought was, if there were a trust or forest relationship between the
    two offices, it would eliminate
    Authentication/permissions issues.
    JWMay, Feb 24, 2005
  4. Absolutely.

    As long as there's a domain controller available locally, a single domain
    will make things a lot easier.

    I suspect you're stuck in the NT4 way of thinking where separate offices
    normally had separate domains in order to replication traffic. Active
    Directory allows you to define sites to control replication traffic.
    Intrasite replication is more frequent than intersite replication.

    Also pay attention to your DNS configuration. I'd recommend using Active
    Directory-integrated DNS.

    Hope this helps

    Oli Restorick [MVP], Feb 24, 2005
  5. JWMay

    JWMay Guest

    Thanks for your help.

    JWMay, Feb 24, 2005
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