I am replacing the server in our branch office and taking it as an opportunity to reconsider our domain topology. Considerations are:
Users may wish to share some files
Would like to streamline user admin/security
Would like to host all users' mailboxes on single Exchange server
What other functionality or advantages could clever design at this stage give us?
Main site uses Server 2008R2. Branch Office will have Server 2012. I could upgrade main site to 2012 if necessary.
Sites are joined by VPN.