site to site vpn connection to sbs server
Posted on 2010-01-06
I have a client who is opening a second location for their business. They have a sql based application that they wish to access from the remote location. There will be approx 4 pc's to start at the remote location. THe main office will have sbs2003 premium. I plan on setting up 2 sonic wall vpn firewall appliances and connecting them with a site to site vpn tunnel. I have never configured this before, but support several networks where it was setup already. I understand that you have to have 2 separate IP address ranges for each location. 192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x for example. Where it gets confusing for me is when you setup the remote office you have to use the router/firewall for DHCP and a default gateway for internet. Why couldn't you just setup the whole network on the same subnet and have your primary sbs server provide dhcp services for the remote site as well? I'm finding that I have dns issues with the current setups and have to modify the lmhosts files on the remote pc's in order for services such as joining the domain through the connect computer wizard to work properly......