Domain replication over different networks
Posted on 2006-04-18
I need some help expanding my company's current backbone to a new network.
Okay, the current (local) layout is as follows:
I have a 2003 domain with one 2003 Srv domain controller. The 1st DC server functions as a DNS, DHCP and Wins host and the network ID is 192.168.6.0/24.
I now have a new remote site that I need to attach to the current network. This is going to be done over a dedicated 64K line (the fastest I can implement unfortunately!). The remote network will be part of the original domain with network ID 192.168.5.0/24.
I have 2 Cisco routers on both ends of the 64K line that attaches directly to the physical network on both sides.
The remote network also has a domain controller that replicates with the 1st domain controller. This has been tested over the 64K line and its works okay because our Active Directory DB is rather small and very few changes needs to be replicated.
My question is with regards to the setup of DNS on the remote server: do I need to create a new zone for the same domain on the new server or do I need to replicate with the DNS on the 1st domain controller? I tried the latter option but for some reason names on the remote network resolves correctly from the local network but not the other way around.
Any help or ideas would be much appreciated.