Looking for Recommendation - Two Logical Domains on One Network

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by sgross, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. sgross

    sgross Guest

    I have a small network of 40 users running Windows 2003 Server and
    Active Directory. They all run under the logical and Internet domain
    of abc.org. Now I want to add another group to this same physical
    network of about 20 users with the logical domain of xyz.org.

    Thanks to what I have learned on this newsgroup, it seems I have two
    ways to do this:
    1) Promote a member server on my domain to a domain controller, add
    xyz.org as a new tree or non-contiguous child domain.
    2) Create a new OU for the xyz.org and give them a different UPN

    First question: is this correct and do I have any other options?

    Second question: what are the ramifications for: DHCP, File sharing,
    Exchange email, security? For example, it might be nice to give
    abc.org users one DHCP block of addresses, and xyz.org a different
    one. I would like abc.org users to see one network neighborhood and
    xyz.org a different one, etc.

    Thanks in advance for any responses.
    sgross, Aug 10, 2006
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  2. sgross

    Anthony Guest

    Different subnet, no WINS, will ensure they can't browse.
    The answer to your questions about the right way to do this is: it depends
    what you want to achieve. How different are these two organisations?
    Anthony, Aug 10, 2006
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