Site to Site best practices
Posted on 2014-04-21
I am tasked with expanding a small enterprise to a second location. Current setup is a single location with an SBS 2011 server with a Server 2008 R2 (add-on) performing a few functions such as backups and hosting some Hyper-V workstations. About 30 users total with maybe six additional users being hired in another town in about a month, to be followed with another group in another town in a few months.
We have decided that a VPN solution will be best and I'd like to set up a local server at each remote location as they come online. What is the best way to set this up in general terms? (Don't worry, I'll be back in a different thread for details, I'm sure...)
Which software will be used on the remote sites? How much can I do with the remote servers in terms of backing up the original server, replicating the Exchange server or AD?