I want to add a couple of laptops to my AD network. These laptops are used both in the office and at home. How do I add these laptops to my AD network so that if the laptops are being used outside the office it can go online without the user changing any DNS address? I understand, for best practices, I need to put in my server IP address as the DNS address for the laptops when they are connecting to the AD network. If not, how do I configure the laptops so that the users have smooth experience both inside and outside the network?
Also can someone tell me which software to install on my server to monitor the health of my server and be able to inform me via email of impending trouble ie hard drive crashes, memory problems, etc. etc. Am running windows server 2012 R2.