Merging Admin and Curriculum 2003 Domains
We have 2 2003 domains on 2 different ip ranges and physically speparated (different switches in same cabinets) each with an DSL connection, Admin through our CC and Curriculum through a local ISP (split in one 8MB router)
Our CC is providing a single hugely improved broadband link through the local ISP (our Curriculum network). All high schools in CC are to get the link but we are unique in that our Admin network is very heavily used, 150+ PCs and every member of staff has an account.
Because the broadband link comes into Curriculum and I built it (know it inside out and the Admin domain was the 1st 2003 domain built by county before I took the job and has "issues"!), my plan was to migrate all users and files shares from Admin into Curriculum. Do away with any non student user accounts on Curriculum and merge and data they had stored on either domain together.
1. the remaining single domain would named CURRICULUM, when I'd prefer it to be named after our school (as our admin domain is).
2. Staff would have to stop using current admin login details and use their Curriculum logins, which most of them have but only a few use.
3. Each member of teaching staff's laptops (provided to use for Lesson Monitor) would have to be reconfigured from Admin to Curriculum domain before start of school in sept.
4. some decision on what to do about shared H drived which exists on both domains (one for shared data for students and one for staff only)
Having looked through technet resources and threads here I wonder if I am thinking about it the right way.
Could I keep the Curriculum domain but change it's name to that of the Admin domain thus saving a lot of work educating users and reconfiguring staff laptops (and admin workstations)? If so in what order should I do it: start by renaming Curriculum domain, then use Migration tool to move users or the other way around?
Any advice much appreciated :)