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CAN I ADD ACTIVE DIRECTORY SERVICES ON OTHER END OF VPN CONNECTION

My development network is 192.168.100.x located at home.   I have a persistent VPN connection back to the office on 192.168.1.x subnet.     I am wanting to configure a development server at home with Active Directory Services and want to make sure it will not effect the office domain in any way.

Home AD server will be 2012 R2.   Office is 2008 R2
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Lance McGrew
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It should work. So long as the development server is on a different domain, and the AD services are different, it should not be any problem. I have a persistent site to site link to several clients and can manage their servers this way.
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Lance McGrewIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
John, do you also have a domain with ADS running at your local site or are you just connected to multiple domains through the site to site link with your machine set as a workgroup computer?

Seems like as long as I create a new forest with totally different domain name and different subnet, that would keep me isolated.    

What concerns me is,  my home laptop is joined to the office.local domain.   I suppose the logical move would be to remove the laptop and join the newly configured home.local domain once created?   All other systems here at home are on a simple workgroup.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I do not have a domain in home office but domains at the other ends.

Seems like as long as I create a new forest with totally different domain name and different subnet, that would keep me isolated.

Yes, and you are on a different subnet to boot (need to be for VPN).

I suppose the logical move would be to remove the laptop and join the newly configured home.local domain once created?

I think so. I serve multiple clients so my home office machines are not on any domain.  I think your laptop on domain A on your home subnet might get confused with server domain B on the same subnet locally. I would remove it from the original remote (to you) domain.
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Lance McGrewIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks John
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Lance - you are very welcome and I was happy to help.
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