Roaming profiles in Branch office
Posted on 2011-10-27
Hi there we have 1 office that has a 2003 R2 server with roaming profiles for 20 PCs.
The management want to open a new office which we will create a VPN tunnel between.
They want it so that they can login to their profile from this branch office and see the same desktop, documents and have things like outlook already configured as in the main office now.
my method would be to setup a new server in the branch office and configure a DFS share and have the existing and new server as a part of this DFSR namespace.
reading through articles people advise that this is not supported and shouldn’t be done as if a file is updated in one location and another at the same time the newst one will take precedence over the other change and cause conflict. But why would the users be logged into the same profile at each end at the same time??
Please can anyone advise the way in which we can do this to allow users from both offices to login at each end and see the same profile which is stored on the local server to which they wish to login to?