troubleshooting Question

Adding a Second 2008 DC for remote office

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roger_patelFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
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Hi all,

I'd like to confirm a few steps before i go ahead and add a second dc for a new second site.

Here is what we currently have.

Head Office (192.168.1.x)
1 x Windows 2008r2 Server, its a DC and also our File server
Office has 30 desktops pc's.

New Office (192.168.2.x) Not live yet, still in planning, hoping to go live next week
We have just purchased a second office and both will be linked via adsl lines using Sonicwall Site to Site VPN networks.
This site will have around 20 users so we have decided to go for a second Windows 2008r2 Server and make it a Second DC and File Server.

For me to add the second DC should I be creating new AD Site or just a basic second DC and enable GC to allow logon, there are no security issues as its all one small company so i dont really want to complicate the network.

Other than making the second DC a GC server and DNS,DHCP is there anything else i should be doing to optimize local logon? any new features that will help ?

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