Running Active Directory Users and Computers remotely?

Posted on 2005-05-02
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Via a VPN connection from home.  I'm using a work laptop configured for our domain but of course I'm not actually logging INTO the domain from home.  Its cached.  ADUandC (and other MMCs) cannot find the domain.  Is there any way to "trick" it?  I can remote into a computer at work to run it but performance is crap.  Thanks.
Question by:INAUSA
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    if you have a VPN connection to your domain then nothing should be cached since you have a live connection. I assume that when you say "its cached" you are referring to that when you attempt to log in to a domain when you aren't connected to the domain that you use cached login credentials?  if not please explain further.  if you have an active VPN then ADUC should find your domain?  the most common cause of it not finding it would be if you weren't pointed to an AD DNS server?  are you?
    what kind of VPN are you using? windows, cisco etc?

    Author Comment

    Sorry for the late reply, wanted to do some testing.  Thought you had it there since I was only using the my ISP's DNS servers so I added my work DNS servers manually.  Then I realized I also did not have our WINS servers configured either, so I added those.  No dice.  Using Check Point VPN-1 Secure Client.  Any other idea?

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    Ok, this is odd, but after a COUPLE reboots, its working now.  Must be some replication time at work here.  Thanks for your help.

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