In location 1 I have a windows 2003 sbs. This is the domain controller, and the only server on location 1. I have installed a second server (windows 2003 standard edition), on a second site. This is a member server on the domain, that will just act as a file server for location 2. The setup is working fine when the vpn between the two sites is functioning. But when the vpn goes down, the users in location 2 are no longer able to access the shares on the server that is on the same site as them.
When a user tries to access the share. It prompts them to log in. And if you attempt to do so, an error message appears, stating
The user name you typed is the same as the user name you logged in with. That user name has already been tried. A domain controller cannot be found to verify that user name.
Is this even possible to achieve?
Any thoughts/ ideas would be greatly appreciated. Unfortunately, at the moment upgrading the sbs server is not an option.
Thanks in advance