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DNS Issues


I have a VPS and have configured it as a Domain Controller (building.atc). The idea being I don't have a physical server but need a DC for a local community group.

As it is a VPS, I know that the clients won't connect directly to it as they're all on 192.xxx.xxx.xxx IP addresses behind an ISP router. the VPS IP is static and in the realms of  217.xxx.xxx.xxx.

My question is, how do I add the computers to the remote DC so that they become part of the domain? DNS isn't my strong point and neither is Port Forwarding etc. so I'm a little stuck!

Surely it's possible?

Server is Server 2008 R2
Clients are Windows 7
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Install/enable VPN capability an then the users can join their PCs to the domain.
JBrITAuthor Commented:
Could you possibly recommend any free VPN solutions please? There is £0 budget unfortunately. I've funded the VPS myself and can't do it again for VPN.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
Why don't know enable VPN / RRAS in Windows 2008.  This way you do not need to make any investment.
JBrITAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the VPN suggestions. As it turns out, I cannot enable full functionality of VPN on the server as it requires 2 or more NICS (according to the setup blurb). I'm not in discussion with the provider to see if another virtual NIC can be added to the setup.
2 NICs are recommended but you can still install it... just choose "custom" in the role installation and proceed.
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