I have a WAN connection to several sites using a VPN. One our remote sites has a Windows 2000 server (not a DC, just a file server) and 10 workstations. My question is should this remote server be promoted to a DC and handle login authentication or should I point to our DCs here at the main site? Each location is on it's own network in a single domain. Performance has gotten very slow at this remote location.
Second question: All our servers are running either Windows 2003 or Windows 2000. Is there any need to run WINS on any of these servers? What is the benefit/use of WINS in an envirnoment like mine?