I have an SBS 2008 server, and a remote office with 6 or so people in it. There is increased interest in using sharepoint for document collaboration. The issue I have with the remote site is that I know you get a lot of password prompts unless you're on the domain. The offices are about 5 hours away from each other physically. I don't want users logging in over the WAN (for obvious reasons) even though they have a site to site vpn.
I'm considering putting in a low-end server (w2k8 standard) and using it as a secondary DC and GC and setting up synchronization for after hours.
Does anyone see any issues with this?
Will it succeed in eliminating the majority of password prompts (even if signing in through RWW to sharepoint?)
My initial plan is to build the server in the main office, dc promo, let it sync. ship it to the remote office to allow them to log on locally. Also, will the "connect" computer wizard function from remote or would it be incredibly slow? the majority of the work happens on the local pc I would presume.