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SBS2008 - Manually configuring PCs on a remote office to ensure ipconfig has the same options as DHCP at the main office

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I have a customer who has SBS2008 and two remote offices connected via VPN to their head office.

The two remote offices only have very simple routers that only do very basic DHCP and cannot supply DHCP Options.

What settings to I have to manually set to ensure that the PCs in the remote offices have exactly the same ipconfig setup as if they had gotten a DHCP lease from the SBS2008 server in the main office ?

The obvious ones are manually setting DNS to the IP address of the SBS2008 server with the local router as the secondary DNS.

What else needs to be manually configured ?
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by:DMTechGrooup
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It's not like back when WINS was used a lot.  You only need IP and DNS.  If you used IP Phones and such you would need more settings but basic DHCP options are all you need there are no special domain options.
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by:Michael Green
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What about domain suffix ?
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A lot of routers have an option in the LAN or WAN setup to specify this and it is either added to DHCP or when nothing is there for a domain will add it.

You could also use a script or group policy to add the DNS suffix to the machine.  How many clients are we talking about?
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by:Michael Green
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Only 4 computers out of the 30+ the customer has.

The customer has a vbscript based logon script - so definitely could look at using that to fix/set TCP/IP options.

Can you point me to any VBScript code for that ?
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