DC in the "Cloud"
Posted on 2012-12-20
My company is currently putting together a disaster recovery plan, and along with it comes the infrastructure.
We have created a DC on WIN2K8 R2, and it is hosted out in the cloud. We are wondering the best way to configure this for a failover scenario.
One scenario in particular, as you may have already guess, is our Pri and Secondary DCs fail in house, and we want to failover to the one out in the cloud...
Or, here is another, more disastrous scenario: Our building is destroyed, and we need to be able to work from home, or a new office, and authenticate to our DC that is in the cloud. I am guessing we would want VPN for this...
That means we would need NPS...
I also read that running a DC and VPN server on same box is not a good idea, from a security standpoint... is this true/accurate? Why?