Posted on 2008-10-01
I have two sight linked over a wan.
The main sight is an sbs2003 dc. There are 20 local machines attached to the dc all running the sevives, DHCP 192.168.16.x , Wins, DNS. I can browse the Microsoft windows network accessed via My Network Places>entire network>MS windows network> then the individual machines. The local machines also have mapped network drives to the SBS DC.
Prior to deploying the remote sight, i installed the win 2003 r2 server on the domain and promoted it to a DC via DCpromo. In doing this i had to run adprep /localforest @ the cmd line from the 3002 r2 install disk on the sbs to make this happen. Not sure if that is the write terminology but thats what i did and it worked.
The remote sight has 2003 r2 stanard edition server DC running DHCP 192.168.15.x for local machines. This is connected to the sbs via VPN. once the vpn was established i ran http//:srv1/connect server. This completed and I installed dns and then looked up the sbs.
I then Went into AD sites and services and created the remote site.
So i have two sites,
1. Main site, SBS DC, global catalog selected, NTDS sttings= automatically mgenerated from remote sight
subnet folder = 192.168.16.x main site, 192.168.15.x remote site
2. remote site, 2003r2 DC, global catalog selected, NTDS sttings= automatically mgenerated from main site
I would like to be able to interconnect both sites for file sharing, RDC, and browsing microsoft networks as descibed in my first paragraph.
AD ic connected because if i make a change on one server it is replicated on the other.