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Client PC can remotely join the domain through VPN ?

Client PC can remotely join the domain through VPN ?
If all PCs and server are connected with wired cable in the same LAN, this is no problem. But if a PC in hotel wants to join the domain in main office through VPN, it is a problem. The process needs PC to restart, which causes VPN disconnected. If the PC wants to join the domain, it needs side to side VPN. Anyone agree that ?
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davidy2001
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davidy2001
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure what you mean by "join domain"

If you mean the computer is not a member of the domain and is trying to join the domain for the first time, you should not attempt this over VPN because, as you note, the process wants a restart. Join the computer to the domain before the user travels.

If you mean "map drives", then VPN is slower than the domain connection and the user may need to learn how to map drives manually (Windows Explorer, Tools, Map Network Drive). Alternatively, provide a desktop batch file to map drives when travelling.

.... Thinkpads_User
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kreyzieCommented:
Yes , is possible. You can join domain over the VPN. First you will have to create a vpn to your vpn server running on the domain you want. The vpn you create must be available to all user and not only limited to you. Connect to the vpn and you can join domain with the correct dns setting. You will have to reboot your computer. There will be a vpn logon from the lower right on your welcome screen when you press switch user. logon using vpn and your computer will be sync with the server with your predefine group policy.

This is how i use to connect to my company network drive that is authorized only for domain user. Provided that you have an internet connection.
Cheers!
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kinggekkoCommented:
you can specific the domain you wanted to join in your client's VPN connection manager. it will connect to the VPN + Joining domain at the same time

however, do take note there are possible connection issues on the client site as some entry router/dsl modem will not support more than 1 VPN connection . Likewise on the server site ensure its a proper enterprise class router.
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