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  • Plan to split into two domains

    We are planning on splitting our company and we will require two domains.

    My initial plan is to just add the new email domain to the affected users and point an mx record to my existing exchange server.

    Then, in time, physically separate the domains.

    Where will this plan blow up in my face?

    Can I just add another SMTP address to some users and change it to their default?

    Will my Exchange server accept email for the new domain without the new domain being in AD?
    Thank you,

    Marc

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    Re: Plan to split into two domains

    Sounds like an Exchange question!

    You can add any SMTP domain name to users via Recipient Policies in Exchange Server as per this link http://http://www.computerperformanc...ent_policy.htm.

    Then, when you split the domain in two, you create a trust b/w them so that Exchange can service both domains. Eventually, you will need a new Exchange server for the new domain if you plan to detach it from the original.

    Migrate your users using ADMT. Migrate groups first, then user accounts then physically migrate the workstations to the new domain. If planned out well, it should go off without a hitch.
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      Re: Plan to split into two domains

      I thought about putting it in the Exchange forum, but since I will be splitting the domains completely, I figured I would drop it here.

      So, I can add the new smtp addresses without making any changes to AD?
      Thank you,

      Marc

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