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Posted on 2004-04-02
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Hi all,

i would like to synchronzie 2 domain controllers trough a vpn connection over the internet is this possible?? else please give information where to start,

thnx

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by:visioneer
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Sure it is.  

1) Establish your VPN connection.

2) Synchronize the domain controllers.

Since you didn't specify which operating system these DCs are, I can only guess that they're either NT or 2000/2003.  

Windows NT:  Open Server Manager, select your PDC, from the "Computer" menu select "Synchronize Entire Domain".

Windows 2000/2003: Use Active Directory Sites and Services.  Expand the site, servers, servername, NTDS Settings, right-click the connection on the right and select "Replicate Now".

Allow time for replication before you disconnect the VPN.
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by:fcco
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It is a windows 2000 domain controller ,  is it also possible to di this on a scheduled time?? ,  in our company we have 2 location connected by a vpn. currently there is one domain controller and al users have to be verified via the internit wicj tend to be slow. Therfore we want 2 domain controllers which are syncronized,

thnx for yout comment
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Yes, you can configure a replication schedule.  Follow this link for the full instructions (step #3):

http://www.jsifaq.com/subk/tip5300/rh5323.htm
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tnnx for the good comments & links
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