Networking 2 offices together with Exchange
Posted on 2008-02-06
2 Offices (in different cities approx 20 miles away, both offices have DSL with static IPs)
2 Servers (1 powerhouse, 1 medium)
8 Workstations (4 in each office)
2 Linksys VPN Endpoints
Windows 2003 Enterprise on both servers
Services I want to run: Exchange 2003 with RPC over HTTPs, MS Fax, DNS, Active Directory, File/Print, and an office management software. I can completely configure the first office and the powerhouse server to run the aforementioned services. My question is what is the best way to configure office 2 with the medium server? The office will be linked via VPN with the Linksys routers. Should the second server be a member server, child domain, site link, etc? All employees of office 2 will access their Exchange mailbox via RPC over HTTPs, unless there is a better way to do it.
I have limited knowledge of DNS so if answers have DNS issues a detailed explanation is VERY much appreciated.