Configuring Server 2008 Domain Controllers for future VPN Use
Posted on 2010-09-14
We are setting up a new network that is actually two locations joined by two VPN routers that provide a constant tunnel. All of the servers are at location 1.
My question is should I configured location 2 servers while they are at location 1? If so, what are the key things that need to happen for success? We are planning to have a DFS setup between both locations, and to allow both sides of the network preform user login/authentication to the same domain.
Theoretically we would like it if one location went down (servers only, not internet/vpn) that the other could then preform the network authentication/login. Obviously it would be very slow, but still something that would be nice.
If I should not configure all the servers at location 1, I'm not seeing the picture perfectly as to how I could join server B to the domain hosted by server A. Since DNS doesn't work automatically over the VPN conneciton.
Location 1 - 10.8.44.x
Location 2 - 10.8.45.x
From either location I can ping by IP Address of a system/server on the other side but not by FQDN currently.