Windows 2003 Site to Site VPN using VPN hardware
Posted on 2004-09-29
I currently have a Win2k3 domain with a number of clients and 2 servers, both are domain controllers. I am looking to link a branch office in to my domain. In the past I have used ISA server to do site-to-site connections, but it is a real pain and I am going to move to hardware based VPN solutions. When I open a vpn tunnel to the branch office and put another domain contoller at the branch to service the clients there, will the network at the branch look just like an extension of the LAN? Will the clients look at the local DC at the branch for AD services? Will the DHCP leases come down over the tunnel? Or should I make another IP network at the branch, with another DHCP and DNS server, so it will use a different IP address space, but the same active directory space? Do I just do zone transfers between the DNS server at HQ and the branch so each side of the network knows whats going on?