AD 2003 Subnet Question - Remote offices with no local server
Posted on 2007-11-28
I have a Win2K3 network running AD 2003. I have two Win2K3 in two separate locations on separate subnets. The Primary Domain Controller is in City A on subnet 10.20.1x. The second diomain controller is in City B on subnet 10.20.2.x. I have the inter-site transport setup. Both servers are replicating fine over the T1.
I have 10 other cities with 2-5 users each with no server at their location. Each city is on their own subnet (10.20.3.x, 10.20.4.x, 10.20.5.x, 10.20.6.x, etc). The remote sites have their DNS pointed to the two domain controllers located across the WAN from them. All sites have a T1. The physical topology is a star configuration.
I know AD is authenticating the users across the WAN. YUK !! All of the users are setup with roaming profiles. Once the user logins, they start their Citrix session and everything is fine. I am looking for a quicker intial logins for these remote users.
Short of installing a server at each location, what other options do I have?
Should I setup the PCs for a Workstation Only login?
Should I define each subnet in the AD Site and Services under Subnet?
Thanks in advance