Active Directory Question

November 4, 2009 at 12:42:20
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, 4GB
I have both a Windows Server 2003 R2 and a Windows 2008 environment and I want to create an OU that's part of 2 domains in my Active Directory, is that possible?

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November 4, 2009 at 12:44:15

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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November 4, 2009 at 12:48:08
Does this actually work, I mean, is this commonly done?

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November 4, 2009 at 13:03:19
Do forest trusts work? Of course they do.

Though a trust does not address your question about a single OU in common to both domains.

Do you have a book on Active Directory?

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November 4, 2009 at 13:29:46
No, I dont sorry, I have one on Group Policy, Objects, Forest Topology, but none on actual AD.

Ok, so, how do I still find out if its possible?

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November 4, 2009 at 14:01:45
Let's first clarify what we are talking about.

You write that you have 2003 and 2008. Are they in the same forest or different forests?
What is your desire for this OU to do?

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November 4, 2009 at 15:04:46
I have 2003 and 2008 in the same forest.

What I wanted to do was create one OU that can translate permissions back and forth between one another but the thing is that I have one server with 2003 created under one domain which is the parent and the other sitting under the child domain.

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November 5, 2009 at 11:34:50
You're not making much sense....OUs have NOTHING to do with permissions... OUs are for organization within a domain and for group policy deployment and possibly for delegation of administration ONLY....

If you have 2 domains within the same forest they automatically have a trust built between eachother, but the OU structure does NOT play into it.

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