I work for a retail company, with 1 domain that i setup using Windows 2003 Stand. Server.
We have 1 Head Office where the main server is. It's 2003 server/dns/exchange 2003 ( not setup yet). and i got another server for ftp.
We have 4 remote locations, and will be opening about 4-8 a year. I purchased some units from sonicwall, and will setup a secure site to site vpn tunnels. I'm using business DSL from the local company in each location. So was i had no problems with the internet because we do our credit/debit card transactions through internet.
Each remote location will have 1 server + 5-10 POS terminals (which are computers) and 1 or 2 office computers.
The software that we use for out pos gets updated 10+ times a month, so that means that ever single location + head office has to be updates, and if a laptop user comes to 1 location and using an newer version it can force an update on the store which i dont want, it will lock out everyone at that store. so what i'm looking for is, if i update the head office it will force the stores to update. This way i only do it in 1 location, instaed of connecting to each location sepereatly and forcing the update.
Now, the users which are in the remote locations do not need to log on to the domain in head office, so the replication is not nessesary, but I would love to setup the users in haed office for these remote location and they just transfer over. So my guess is when i setup up the OU i jus specify who goes where by placing the computers in the OU?
So what is the best way for me to go?
MAIN DOMAIN + CHILD DOMAIN FOR REMOTE LOCATIONS
MAIN DOMAIN + DOMAIN IN EACH REMOTE LOCATION
I was also reading about DNS structures wich got me a little confused and i rean into this thread
I believe it what i'm looking for, but still not sure, need some exprect opinion,
thanks you very much