I am getting ready to open a second location. In my original location, I have a small network set up with Windows Server 2003 Standard. Only three clients, all with an active directory domain and running exchange server for the storage of mail.
I have bought the hardware for the second location and was origianlyl planning on setting up a completely new domain, however, the more I think about it, the more I wthink that I want to be able to access resources from both locations. For example, I will only have one set of Quickbooks files, and it would be nice to store them at one location and be able to access them from either one. Additionally, I have users taht will be logging in from both locations depending on the time of day and day of week, and it would be nice to have a shared user base instead of two completely different sets of users.
Of course, all this needs to be done with good security.
We have sufficient upline bandwidth at both location, each being over 2 Mbit upload speed.
I would like to do this wheile using as much of Windows built in software as I can.
I do plan on having a server at each location. I was thinking about having SBS in the new location to compliment the Standard 2003.
I realize that this is not a one line answer and I look forward to readin through your thoughts.