I have a group that I am moving off my network, basically they are still in the same building but I am getting them their own internet connection and they own network. So, they quit dragging and crashing the corp network. But, I still want/need them tied to my DC. So, from a previous post I decided a Site replication setup would be best.
2008 Standard Server domain controllers
x.com is the domain
no domain controller yet
no domain setup
1-Instead of a VPN connection would it be possible to just run a cable from my Domain Controller to the new domain controller, both have multiple nics?
2-At the new site when I start setting up Domain, All the instructions I see for doing site replication talk about promoting a controller to a DC on my main domain. Should I also call the domain at the new site x.com? or should I make it a different domain name?
3-Since one site is 2008 and the other is 2012, how difficult is this really going to be?
4-What am I forgetting/missing?