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Hi,

I have two offices connected through a VPN (1 mbps), in the main office I have a SBS server 2003 working with all users using roaming profile. In the second office I want to install the same service, but I prefer to have only one active directory in the main office, and the security policies and another secutiry issues are centralized in the main office.

In the beginning, the first solution that  I think is connect with the VPN all users connect to the server in the main office. But I found the problem with the "roaming profile", then I think that I need another "slave" server in the second office, isn't it? (I don't have enough band with to move all the profile, without local cache)

It's possible to do it with SBS 2003? Any suggestion where can I found more information about how can I do it?

Thanks a lot
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Just need to install a 2003 Server on the SBS domain, promote it to a DC (join the SBS domain) Make sure this server has a global catalog on it then pick it up, and move it to the new site. Then the 2 servers should be able to talk to each other. Set any profiles that in the 2nd site to use the new DC and you should be good to go.

You cannot do this with SBS2003 as you cannot have 2 SBS servers on the same domain, and you would need to host Exchange on the SBS server you already have.
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by:lnrivera
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Thanks, then, I understand, that in the second office I must install a Windows server 2003, (NOT SBS 2003), and join the new server 2003 to the first SBS 2003 in the main office., Isn't It? It's correct?

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aye, perfect, tho i would suggest building and joining it to the sbs server in the main office 1st, as AD can take a while to sync over the boradband for the 1st time. If you cannot do this, just make sure you know it can take a while to join.
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