Small BranchOffice Best Practise

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Frank Meland, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. Frank Meland

    Frank Meland Guest

    I have now googled for a while now, without find a simple solution for a
    simple infrastructure.
    We have a singel W2k3 domain with 3 servers. 1 exchange, 1 TS and 1 for AD
    and DNS and so on. We are currently establish a Branch office i US and will
    install a W2k3 server as a file server there. Employes will travel back and
    forward between these offices with there laptops. The domain is called
    There will be around 20 workstation on this branch office. What will be the
    simplest and easyest way to do this.
    1. Make a Subdomain, ??
    2. Just join to the existing domain abs.local??
    3. What to do with the GC / FSMO??

    Thanx in advanced...
    Frank Meland, Nov 9, 2006
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  2. Join the workstations to the existing domain. Promote a server as a domain
    controller in the same domain. Create a site and subnet for the remote
    location and move the domain controller into that site.

    Don't create a new domain.

    Make the new DC a GC. Leave the FSMO roles as they are.
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 9, 2006
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  3. Danny Sanders, Nov 9, 2006
  4. Frank Meland

    Frank Meland Guest

    I seems like the best thing. But is this the most bandwith effective
    solution. Main office is here in Europe, and the branch office is in US.

    Frank Meland, Nov 10, 2006
  5. Yes, it is effective with limited bandwidth. If you have very limited
    bandwidth, schedule replication to occur out of hours by modifying the
    schedule on the site link.
    Paul Williams [MVP], Nov 13, 2006
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