Pt 2 Pt T1 connectivity issues at secondary location with Active Directory/Network shares
Posted on 2005-05-13
We have 2 locations. A and B. They are connected via a Pt 2 Pt T1 line. Half of that is voice, the second half data. I have approx 25 users at location B. We are using Adtran Netvanta 3205's on each end.
Location A is running Windows 2000 server and has approx 60 users. Location A houses the exchange server/domain controller. Location A is on a 111.111.120.x IP config (DHCP). Location B is on a 111.111.121.x IP schema (DHCP). A secondary company on location B's network is still static so they can reach their server.
We are unable to see computers from location A when browsing my network places at location B. Also, network shares don't always function properly and it almost seems as though active directory or some global policies always carry over to B either. I also have some issues with bandwith or so it seems. some users when trying to open an email with an attachment takes excessivly longer than it should. Or just trying to access a network share takes longer than i would think it should.
I was wondering if I need to add some lookup zones on the DNS server or if there was anything someone may know which could be causing my issues. Adtran has reviewed the config and i am confident that they are correct.
I am actually about to roll out another Pt 2 Pt T1 between the 2 sites and plan on seperating the 2 companies. the new pt 2 pt will be only data for one company. the other company will use the 1/2 T and share with the voice. I plan on putting the PC's on the new T as DHCP so I am just hoping someone has an idea what may be causing my issues.