Posted on 2011-03-24
I have a network consisting of a Headquarters Site (SBS2008 STD - AD) & Remote Branch Office (WIN2003 replicated AD). Previously the setup used SBS2003 in the same fashion, but with SBS2008 I cannot maintain a consistent DFS replication between the 2 sites.
The VPN connection on the Remote Branch Office(RBO) connects fine and I can map drives to the Headquarters(HQ) side using any variety of methods (e.g. - \\server\share, \\server.domain.tld\share or even numerically xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\share).
However, I cannot ping the RBO from HQ using the servername. I cannot map a drive using either \\server\share -or- \\server.domain.tld\share. I can use the numerical method xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx\share without any problems.
What am I overlooking? I do have the appropriate ports on both firewalls (1723) and it connects fine but without being able to use the servername\share the DFS won't update
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.