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Hi,
Looking at having a server in location 1 with AD and a similar server in location 2 with AD. Have a boss with a laptop, wants to go to location 1, plug into network, authenticate on Domain, and do the same in location 2. Traveling between the two sites regularly.

What is the best setup in this scenario?

Thanks,
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arnoldCommented:
Are the two dire connected using VPN or p2p connection?
A flat two sites, DC at each site file share/dfs replication of user profile/files.

Config DC and dfs share will be site local.


If the two are independent servers using the same AD name, t..........,
If there is no site to site VPN/connection.  It is possible to have a DC to DC VPN
Difference deals if the DC fails/off the workstation at the site will not failover for accessing the data on the other dc/fileserver
Scott GorcesterCTOCommented:
I you have a VPN set up between the two sites you can run the same domain across these locations or he can authenticate to his domain over the VPN. What functionality is he lloking for that he does not have?

Scott Gorcester MCITP

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Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorCommented:
Agree with Scott above

We have VPN Site to Site Tunneling stays active 7x24.

Users simple connect to the network or either side and then logon and authenticate to the domain.

Would never you a server for VPN or router functions that is for Router equipment.

Have the same brand of router in both sites will make configuration of the VPN Tunnel a lot easier.

HTH
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