Two linked sites. Two different Server OS's - Can both servers be PDC's?
Posted on 2008-06-18
We have two sites linked together by a secure VPN.
Site 1 is running a Windows 2000 Server, while Site 2 is running a Windows 2003 Server.
Presently the 2000 Server is the PDC and deals with DCHP and AD. The 2003 server is just used for File and Print sharing. Site one and Site 2 are on different IP ranges, X.X.120.X and X.X.130.X respectivley.
I would like to be able to make the 2003 server on site 2 a PDC and have it running DHCP and look after its own clients, while still allowing communication with the other site for file access.
I know there are issues with 2003 domains and 2000 domains not working, but as it's on a different site with a different IP range, would it really be a problem?
Thanks in advance