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Log into domain via site to site VPN

Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a site to site VPN over the internet with ALL servers at the "main" site.  The firewall sends 100% of the traffic to the remote side.  "remote" site has a firewall and switch, that's all.  The firewall does DHCP and hands out the "main" site DNS servers.  Once I am logged in everything works well, but when I try to login with the network plugged in it says unable to locate domain controller.  If I unplug then log in with the cached credentials it lets me in, I plug in LAN and am good to go, can ping by name and go to unc paths etc.  Is there something I have to do to allow it "more time" to find the DC or what is going on?

Clients are mostly XP, a few Win7 and servers are all 2003
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