RE: Running one exchange 2003 server in a parant domain to service 2 child domains.

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 07:28:06 -0500

Run domainprep in all three domains (parent and two children).

Voila'. You're done. 

This answers the question you asked - but doesn't answer the real
questions - why do you want to do it this way? Are the companies side by
side? How is Exchange going to be accessed? Where are the mailbox
servers? Where are the GCs? Are GCs going to be based on parent DCs or
child DCs? What needs to happen with cross-domain mailing lists? How
many mailboxes in each company?

All of these affect performance, network design, and Exchange design.

-----Original Message-----
From: huw jenkins [mailto:huw_jenkins2001@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 7:24 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Running one exchange 2003 server in a parant
domain to service 2 child domains.

Hi there, 

I'm new to the list so please forgive any breached in netequet ;-)

I'm trying to set up the following:

We are setting up infrastructure for 2 new businesses.
They are owned by the same parent company (company X).
The two companies (company A and company B) have their own resources but
they also have shared resources. The two companies have support staff
but will be treated as a pool of staff, thus all administrators will
need to be able to access both child companies domains.

So, we have the following domain structure. Company X is the parent
domain. This has a file server and an email server, plus a PDC for that
domain. These resources are shared. Company A and B are child domains of
company X. I need to set exchange up in Domain X to route mail to users
in domain A and B.

At this point I'm unsure of exactly how to do this. If anyone has any
hints (or indeed howto's ;-) then please enlighten me ;-) I also need to
understand how to best administrate all users, across both domains



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