I'm preparing a bunch of new Windows Server 2003 machines.
Three willl go in at our main branch and the fourth will be at another property.
A LAN to LAN VPN joins the two.
Currently we have 10.0.10.3 as our main server (primary login point with Exchange and AD).
File and application servers are 10.0.10.4 and 10.0.10.5 respectively.
On our old setup the other server in building 2 was on 10.0.0.2
For some reason my head is saying go up in the current servers range, to the tune of 10.0.11.xxx
Does it make a difference ?
I'm looking for the easiest and most efficient way to join servers on different ranges and at different locations so that those logged in at our smaller building can see shares on the main network.
Should I join the standalone server as a DC on the current LAN and then take it to its new home or try and join the domain over VPN ?
The only time Ive done this before was with Windows Server 2000 and I used 10.0.10.1 (for the sake of example) for the primary network with 10.0.11.1 for the satellite server.
Detail would be appreciated here, both on the best IP solution and the most effective way to join the servers.
Thanks in advance.