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Setting up Domains across a VPN

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I have two windows 2003 servers.  1 server is the dc of the main site.  I have a VPN setup.  My remote site has a windows 2003 server in workgroup mode.  I am thinking about setting up AD for the remote site.  I am not sure if I should create separate domain, child domain or the naming convention.  What should I do?
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by:ded9
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According to me you should not create seprate domain
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by:Rob Williams
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Best bet is usually to create a second site in Active Directory Sites and Services, but there is no need for a second domain. Having a second site allows better control of replication between the two sites where it is a slower link. You should be able to simply run DCpromo to promote the server to a domain controller. DNS has to be set up but it will prompt you during the configuration to ask if you want to set it up now, you must do so. Once complete add your ISP's DNS to the forwarders list in the DNS management console so you can continue to function if the first DC is off line. All other DNS will automatically be replicated.
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by:tashmore
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I have a main (first site setup).  I have added a remote server and appropriate subnet.

I made these changes on the dc.

When I run dcpromo---Cannot find Active Directory Controller for domain


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Is the VPN connected and are you able to ping the existing DC? It must be available at the time you run DCPromo on the new DC.  Have a look at the following site to see if you missed anything:
http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_on_windows_2003.htm
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Make sure the server you are trying to promote has the existing DC as it's primary DNS server in IP settings, and it's own IP as the secondary.  Also as Rob said make sure the VPN is up.

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