Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Joining Windows Clients to Domain over VPN

Posted on 2011-03-05
4
433 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
All our offices are connected via VPNs. We have several remote locations that do NOT have a DC in the same location. When joining a computer to the domain/changing settings/etc we are forced to change the DNS settings on the client computer to point to a DC at another location.

Is this always required? How can we make these changes without a DC being onsite? Users cannot even change their passwords unless we point their DNS to a DC.

Our entire Domain is WIndows 2008 servers.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!
0
Comment
Question by:Gig-A-Dee
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 27

Accepted Solution

by:
davorin earned 500 total points
ID: 35045105
DNS server is one of the basic domain servers and if you want your domain network working at all, you should specify your domain DNS server as your clients first domain server.
Even if you have DNS/DC server on site, you should point client DNS server settings to it.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:expone
ID: 35045459
Yes, I agree with Davorin above, you will not be able to join a domain (or change settings) without pointing your PC's DNS server to DC (as the first DNS server).
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:davorin
ID: 35045674
sorry, typo. It should be:
should specify your domain DNS server as your clients first DNS server.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:Gig-A-Dee
ID: 35046366
Great and thank you. That's pretty much what we've been doing but was hoping for another work-around.

Many thanks!
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
Last week, our Skyport webinar on “How to secure your Active Directory” (https://www.experts-exchange.com/videos/5810/Webinar-Is-Your-Active-Directory-as-Secure-as-You-Think.html?cid=Gene_Skyport) provided 218 attendees with a step-by-step guide for…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

840 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question