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Last post Apr 16, 2009 07:59 AM by mika.urs
Apr 15, 2009 04:22 PM|LINK
I'm playing currently a bit with HMC4.5 and have a short question:
A Hosting OU is created in AD during the deployment process. The next step by building the organization is, according to the HMC4.5 Help file, to created a Resseller Organization (ConsolidatedMessenger in the sample).
The question is: Do I really need a Reseller-Org before I can start to add teh customers or the Customer Buisness Orgs can be created in the root Hosting OU (f.e. if I'm hoster and the only reseller)?
Apr 15, 2009 11:25 PM|LINK
Short answer: Yes
The way HMC is written it's way easier just to create your own org at the reseller level. You can get around this, but that means breaking a lot of the stuff that goes into HMC, and it would probably cost you more than you gain. And, by creating the reseller
level it gives you flexibility later on, if for instance your company decides to offer reseller/partner type services later on. I would just do it the "HMC Way".
However, all the funcionality for not using one is built into the MPS solution with the provided namespaces, so if you really want to you could get around this. But it would require a very in-depth knowledge of the HMC solution, and I'm not too sure how
much you'd gain from it. Better to spend you developer hours by improving the control panel web pages or something.
Apr 16, 2009 07:59 AM|LINK
OK, thank you!