Remote Office Best Practice

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Guest, May 9, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I am still trying to understand the best configuration for this.

    I have a main office with SBS2003 Premium and a Terminal Sserver using a T1
    connection, a satellite office with 5 users, probably using a cable internet
    connection.

    I was thinking of using router to router VPN.

    Would I still be able to access the remote workstations from the SBS machine
    for remote admin?

    Would I require (or would it be helpful) to have a second DC at the remote
    site?

    Will I be able to use Trend on the SBS to have a central A-V solution and
    monitoring?

    Looking for input/ideas.

    Thanks
     
    Guest, May 9, 2005
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    Mark Guest

    Depends on your apps but I am a BIG fan of TS.
     
    Mark, May 10, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    I am already going to be running a TS, I was looking for answers or
    suggestions on the rest of the picture.
     
    Guest, May 10, 2005
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  4. Hi Wedor,

    Thank you for posting here.

    I'd like to provide some info for your reference:

    Q1. Would I still be able to access the remote workstations from the SBS machine for remote admin?
    A1. Yes, you're still able to use the RWW feature provided by the SBS. However, since you've already established the site-to-site VPN connection,
    I recommend you to use Remote Desktop directly.

    Q2. Would I require (or would it be helpful) to have a second DC at the remote site?
    A2. We always recommend you to deploy an additional Domain Controller in the remote site and make it a Global Catalog server. In doing so, all
    domain wide authentication and searching requests will be sent to a local domain controller.

    More information:
    To install an additional domain controller:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...elp/9d20cbd0-c9de-4014-9c1e-cca10da66213.mspx

    Adding a new site:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pr...ons/94728c86-c7cf-4d03-9b43-91c67e0b09d6.mspx

    Q3. Will I be able to use Trend on the SBS to have a central A-V solution and monitoring?
    A3. We recommend you to use anti-virus software to secure your servers and client computers. Since Microsoft do not provide anti-virus software
    directly, I recommend you to contact the anti-virus software providers to deploy the software through your enterprise.

    I hope the above info helps. If you encounter any problem during the deployment, please feel free to post to the SBS newsgroup again.

    Bill Peng
    MCSE 2000, MCDBA
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    Bill Peng [MSFT], May 10, 2005
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