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  • I recently started working for a company that offers cloud services for our clients where we host our software as a service and we also migrate any other applications the client is using onto the servers that we host for them.

    My concern is that every client we have is in our domain. The structure of our servers is that our domain is the top of the organization and each client has their own dc and that dc is listed as an organizational unit in our AD. I have never seen anything like it. Most of the clients have their own domains and web sites but we do not migrate that portion of their IT into our cloud. We do however bring everything else over and we offer O365 to many of them.

    Imagine if you will opening ad users and computers and under the root all the OU's are named after clients and actually represent their servers all of which are dc's.

    I was wondering what if any precedent would support this type of configuration? I am just asking.


    Richard Tamboli

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 2:48 PM