The company I work for is acquiring another company and I have been tasked with making the two domains coexist. Let's say the domains are abc.com and xyz.com The abc.com domain is a mixed mode environment (Windows 2000 and 2003 DCs). The xyz.com one has Windows 2000 native. Here are my questions.
1. Can these domains have explicit trusts between them indefinitely?
2. How does it work as far as when users in xyz.com need to access resources on abc.com (and vice versa)? Do they need to have accounts setup in both domains?
3. Do IP addressing schemes need to change when both domains are connected? We are planning on connecting the data centers via a T1 circuit.
I've read all sorts of white papers on AD on Microsoft's website, but none of them seemed to answer these two questions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.