Windows 2000 Server to 2003 SBS Server

Posted on 2006-03-24
Last Modified: 2010-08-05

Looking for some assistance.

We have two Windows 2000 servers, one at the hq site, one at the remote site.

Both offices are connected via VPN for db access and sync of data for backups and usuage during the normal working day.

We are changing the hq site over to us sbs 2003 server and the remote site to 2003 server, which is find no problem.

I want to be able to have the group of users at the remote site to be able to log onto any of the four machines there and access there e-mails and default settings, same for the group of users at the hq site. How is this possible? Users at the remote site will not have to access there 'rpofiles' at the hq site and vice versa.

Question by:lukestclair55
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    Set the 2003 server as DC.  
    Create a user share with adapted rights on the 2003 server.
    Change the 'remote site users' profile path through user properties to be on the 2003 server share and not on SBS.  
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    To familiarize yourself with the options available to you please review this document about multiple servers in an SBS environment:

    You will also find this one handy, a step-by-step guide to adding additional servers to SBS2003:

    By default SBS2003 will configure Outlook for whoever logs into a particular workstation.  If you enable MyDocuments redirection (recommended) then the user's documents will also be available to them easily  Enabling full roaming profiles, however, can be a bit to manage, and is only recommended if absolutely necessary.

    Overview here:


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