VPN connection to do the replication with server VPN role

Abraham Deutsch
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I am adding a branch location to my main office. I have a domain server in the HQ and now adding a domain server in the branch office and will set up a site-to-site AD replication.
I will need a VPN connection to do the replication; I do not want to replace my routers to a VPN router, rather would install the server VPN role and make a VPN connection between both host servers.

The domain server is a hyper-v server

Is this something you would recommend?
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I *dont* recommend installing remote access roles on a domain controller.

And truthfully, even the lowest of low end business class routers do site-to-site VPNs (SonicWall TZ-1xx, watch guard,"edge" devices, etc.)

Which makes me at least suspect that. If you'd have to replace your router(s), they are consumer-class devices and probably should be replaced. Even if you aren't needing VPN. This is just a good sign that you are using the wrong tool for the job.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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VPN routers are not expensive and replacing the router will be the easiest and probably least expensive way to get Branch connectivity
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Thank you for you help
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You are very welcome and I was happy to help.

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