Log in to a Windows domain controller over a router?
Posted on 2006-04-27
Wonder if you could help me with a situation. I think there's a way to do this, but I've forgotten.
I'm dealing with a client-server network with a couple of domain controllers, in one city. There is a Windows 2000 domain controller and a Windows 2003 server (which I have yet to make a domain controller, but I will). This network is connected to another a peer-to-peer network in another city, over a Cisco router-to-router IPSec VPN.
The peer-to-peer network has been using terminal services up to now, but we would like to get rid of terminal services. The VPN connection is high speed and reliable now, and we would like to have those computers log into the domain controller in the other city, over the VPN.
When I try to set a workstation to join the domain, it cannot find the domain controller. And then I seem to remember that there is something you have to setup. Is there some kind of domain controller relay that you have to set up? Does anyone know how to do this? Obviously we don't want to put another server in the other city. The network is small, and the whole reason for having it log in over the VPN is to avoid putting in another server. Can anyone help with this?
This is fairly urgent, just because we've gotten started. But I'll try to be patient, 'cause I could use the help. It's only the users the would get on my back!