Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Andy Dyble, May 16, 2005.

  1. Andy Dyble

    Andy Dyble Guest


    I am looking for some advice concerning connecting 2 servers at different
    The 2 networks are connected via LAN to LAN VPN using routers.

    The main network is "DOMAIN".
    I am not sure whether to name the second domain "DOMAIN" also or give it
    another name and use trusted domains.
    The remote network users with login and usually authenticate to the remote
    server, needing only occasional access to a shared folder the head office
    They will work as 2 separate networks most of the time, but I am concerned
    about using the same domain name in case there are conflicts as each network
    can see each other.

    What can anyone recommend for this setup ?

    Many thanks

    Andy D
    Andy Dyble, May 16, 2005
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    Brendan Guest

    I have 4 sites over 1 domain connected by vpn, use ad sites and services
    and set them up each on a different subnet.
    Brendan, May 16, 2005
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  3. We have the same domain for > 20 sites (and different private networks)
    It's imho a bit messy due to the huge amount of servers/workstations other
    than that it works ok
    (not my idea :)

    All sites has VPN connections to the main site and also to secondary sites
    Works ok on a daily basis

    Only caveat is that I am using UNC names to get to the ressources I need as
    browsing the network as close to impossible

    Peter Lykkegaard, May 17, 2005
  4. Andy Dyble

    Andy Dyble Guest

    Cheers Brendan

    That sounds like the professional way to do it, and might go with Peter's
    suggestion of UNC for head office network access.
    Andy Dyble, May 17, 2005
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    Andy Dyble Guest


    Do the 2 servers need to be able to ping each other by dns name ?
    The head office server can be seen by the remote by both IP and Name, but
    the head office can only see the remote by IP.

    Andy Dyble, May 19, 2005
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