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Windows Server Rollout - Multiple Sites 2008R2

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Before i hit the "go" button i would like to confirm the suitability of my planned server rollout and welcome any suggestions or corrections the same.

Firstly, Network resides over 6 sites - 1 site Head Office, the other 5 are Branch Offices.  All sites linked to Head Office by good speed VPN's (Cisco ASA's).

Head Office to have Main AD Server and an Additional AD Server with one Domain.
Branch Offices to be setup as Additional AD Servers on the same Domain as Head Office.
All Servers act as GC Server, run DHCP for their local subnet's and handle DNS to which forwards to Head Office AD.
All Servers have local shares, printers active. Some branch servers will have DFS setup between each other.

Questions :

So, the local users authenticate to their own local AD server and travellers will authenticate against the server in which they are visiting?

Home shares will still availible as no trusts are required with all servers being on the same domain?

When a user and/or machine is added to Head Office it is replicated to all other AD servers?

DNS is updated and replicated to all servers when a DNS change is made?

GPO's that are created on the Head Office Server are replicated to all other AD servers?

Of course file sharing and subsequent permissions are still handled at each server as is DHCP.

Is there anything unforseen that i may of missed?

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