Active Directory : users accessing server via RDP or domain ... which is better?
Posted on 2006-05-10
i did not set up the structure at the company i currently work at...i'm wondering if the current structure is the best...
currently, there are several remote locations. each remote location has site to site VPN. i am at the main location, where the servers are at.
users at the remote locations connect to a Terminal Server here, and can access shared drives, print to other locations and run an important application from their RDP session.
users at the main location (where i'm at) are joined to a domain and can do all of the above from their client pc's.
each location is on a different subnet, but i can ping any computer on the network because of the site to site VPN.
1) is it possible for computers on the different subnets to join the same domain?
2) if not, is it possible to set up different domains (one for each location) without impeding access to the servers and shared drives?
3) what are the pro's/con's of accessing the servers via RDP versus joining a domain? should i leave the current structure as it is or is it better to have everyone join a domain?
keep in mind... i am only at one location (and i am the only IT person in the company), so i also need to consider what is easiest to manage in terms of technical support and administration.