second location - question?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by DL, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. DL

    DL Guest

    I have a windows 2003/2000 network set-up. Exchange server is running, a
    seperate TS box is running and a file/print server running as a domain
    controller. There is a second location that will now need to be connected to
    the exchange server (or at least a subdomain or
    something to close to that). I would like the second location to be able to
    access shared files and a small database application. I can order another
    server for the second location if need be, but not sure what the best way to
    accomplish connecting these two locations would be. Both have DSL interent

    Thank you
    DL, Jan 21, 2006
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  2. You could set up an IPSec VPN link between two compatible routers/firewalls,
    and put a DC in the remote location so users would authenticate locally (set
    this location as a separate site/subnet in AD Sites & Services). Then you
    might wish to have them use TS in the main office, as file access
    performance over VPN can be lousy - especially as concerns database

    Re Exchange, they could connect directly to the Exchange server using OL2003
    and cached mode. Or, use Outlook via the terminal server. Or both.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jan 22, 2006
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