Virtual DC over VPN for file storage - config options
Posted on 2013-12-17
I currently have a server that needs to be replaced. It is an old 2003 SBS server. I have some plans but don't know the exact correct way to carry them out.
I plan on setting up a new Server 2008 R2 server on our main VMware host environment to be used for the remote location as the Primary Domain Controller and DNS server and file server mostly. There will be no Exchange or SQL on this server.
My questions have to do with networking over the VPN. Currently we are on a 10.0.0.0/16 network at the main network and 192.168.1.0/24 network on the remote network. Once I setup the server on the main network, how do I associate the workstation at the remote network with the server here? Do I need to match the IP addressing at the remote site with the server at the main site? I know one way is to setup the default DNS server at the remote to be the server at the main office and a secondary public DNS incase the VPN goes down. I just don't know what is the most efficient way to do this.
Most of the traffic back and forth will be simply file storage and then possibly a software package on RemoteApp or RDP. That should be all that is run over the VPN.
Thanks for suggestions on this networking advancement situation.