Setting up additional domain controller and Exchange replication server.
Posted on 2004-04-13
I have to make some changes to my network and am just looking for some advice really. I'm not partically clear on the best way to go forward...
We have two offices in our organisation. At the head office I have a Windows 2000 Server running Exchange 2000 with Active Directory. At the second office I have a Windows 2000 server which is just a file server really. The two sites are linked via a site to site VPN, over a broadband connection (2 meg lease line at head office and 2 meg ADSL at second office). At present the 10 people at the second site just login the the head office domain straight accross the VPN, they also login to the Exchange server to access email over the VPN. This seems to be running pretty slow and was only ever intended as a tempory intergration (which was completed in a hurry). Now I want to setup an additional domain controller down there using the 2000 server I have, do I set this as a child domain or whats the best way to set this up so they dont have to login accross the VPN, just the severs doing replication over the VPN. I also have another copy of Exchange 2000, I wanted to setip a replicating server for Exchange down there so they can login to the server on site and use mail.
Any advice is much appreciated.