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2 Sites with site to site VPN, 2003 servers and exchange

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I was approached to support a new client.  
The client has a site in NJ and a site in WA.
They would like the 2 sites connected to share resources.
I am going to upgrade the network in NJ.  Can I install SBS 2008 in NJ and still have a DC running in WA?  Does SBS care if there is another DC if it's not on the same domain.
What is the best way to manage Exchange?  They currently have multiple e-mail domains.  Can Exchange host multiple e-mail domains?  Can SBS 2008 Exchange host multiple e-mail domains?
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I have done this pretty easily with Windows Server but not SBS, haven't used SBS for a while.  Check out http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2006/08/30/111334.aspx also you can just google "SBS branch office" and get a lot of info.
only one SBS server per domain..

SBS or Exhange can handle multiple email domains though..

Would depend on your intention though, do you want users authenticating over the link, or locally? do emails needed to be sent via a central location?

Is the administrator going to be using only the SBS tools in that site, for everyone or just local uers?

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This may be of interest in an expanding SBS business, using transition licensing.

http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/techinfo/planning/transition.mspx

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From my understanding, it sounds like there answer is correct.  
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A Transition License is only going to be useful if the company has outgrown the SBS, and needs to remove the 75 user limitation while retaining their current licenses which they have invested in.

If the company is simply opening a second site, it is fully supported on an SBS network to deploy a second DC into that site and have it service local users there. With the proper Active Directory Sites and Services configuration in place, you cannot go wrong.

-Matt
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