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Parent Domain and Child domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi !,

    I would like to know what is use of child domain in parent domain. when and why we use child domain??
    benefits of child domain and what child domain can do for me.
    Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    You may refer to the following articles to learn more regarding Child Domain.

     

    What is a Child Domain?

    http://www.w2k.vt.edu/whatchild.html

     

    Why be a Child Domain?

    http://www.w2k.vt.edu/whychild.html

     

    Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

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    Monday, July 4, 2011 7:18 AM
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All replies

  • Hello,

    You can use them for one of these reasons:

    1. Administrators of the parent domain can administer the child domain but administrators of the child domain can not administer the parent domain
    2. The possibility of applying multiple password policies as before the appearance of Windows Server 2008, you were able to apply only one password policy per domain. Now with the Fine-Grained password policy, you can apply multiple ones.

    My personal point of view is that if there is no need for them then avoid them as they increase complexity of your AD envieonment.

     

     


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    Sunday, July 3, 2011 9:15 AM
  • I m little bit confused about your answer..

    If i say if my parent domain goes down so can my child domain will automatically work as a parent domain and should my parent domain users can connect to child domain while parent domain is not available??

     

    Monday, July 4, 2011 6:36 AM
  • Hi,

     

    You may refer to the following articles to learn more regarding Child Domain.

     

    What is a Child Domain?

    http://www.w2k.vt.edu/whatchild.html

     

    Why be a Child Domain?

    http://www.w2k.vt.edu/whychild.html

     

    Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

     

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Monday, July 4, 2011 7:18 AM
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