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Hi

We are planning to install AD across two sites and require some assistance with the second site.

Site A will consist of:
Server 1 - Domain Controller - Global catalog server - DNS
Server 2 - Exchange 07 - member domain server
Server 3 - SQL Server, backup DNS

Site B will have a primary file server but we are not sure what the best way to configure this is.  Do we create one domain with two sites or the other way round?

We are unsure what the best way to create the AD for the second site.  We would like users from site 1 to be able to login at site 2.  we would also like to put in a second global catalog server, could we put this at site 2 or does this have to be at site 1.  how much load would this put on the link between the sites.
The two sites will be connected by a 2mb leased line.
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Oh, I also agree with KCTS. (didn't see your comments)

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thanks for your comments.  Our thoughts were heading down the right route.

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