Help with setup of a remote Win2k server for RRAS over dialup


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Scenario: Office#1 has an existing LAN running DNS, DHCP, the whole 9 yards.
One of the DC's on the LAN is acting as a RRAS server for 6 remote users that
dial-in for LAN access. Office#2 has 4 users (no server) and needs access to
Office#1's LAN.

My proposed solution is to setup a Win2k server for Office#2 to dial in to
the RAS server via modem and then share that connection to the 4 users in
that office. Now, here's my questions:

1. Will I need to setup the new server for Office#2 as a DC or can it simply
be a standalone member server? I want to reduce network chatter across the
dialup connection as much as possible. The server will only dial in to the
RAS server between 7am - 7pm daily.

2. I have the Routing & Remote Access connections (on the LAN side) set to
provide a certain range of IP addresses to any PC that dials in through the
modems. Will I need to assign static IP's the 4 pc's in Office#2, or will
they be able to grab an IP from the new server when it dials in to the RAS
server? Or will I have to setup RRAS on the new server to give IP's to the 4
pc's?

My main concern is properly setting up IP addressing for the computers in
Office#2. The pc's in Office#2 only really need access to e-mail and the
internet through the RRAS connection (and yes it will be slow).
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

1. I would not setup DC.
2. I would setup a site to site VPN.
3. You sjould use the different subnets and let server do the routing..
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

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Scenario: Office#1 has an existing LAN running DNS, DHCP, the whole 9 yards.
One of the DC's on the LAN is acting as a RRAS server for 6 remote users that
dial-in for LAN access. Office#2 has 4 users (no server) and needs access to
Office#1's LAN.

My proposed solution is to setup a Win2k server for Office#2 to dial in to
the RAS server via modem and then share that connection to the 4 users in
that office. Now, here's my questions:

1. Will I need to setup the new server for Office#2 as a DC or can it simply
be a standalone member server? I want to reduce network chatter across the
dialup connection as much as possible. The server will only dial in to the
RAS server between 7am - 7pm daily.

2. I have the Routing & Remote Access connections (on the LAN side) set to
provide a certain range of IP addresses to any PC that dials in through the
modems. Will I need to assign static IP's the 4 pc's in Office#2, or will
they be able to grab an IP from the new server when it dials in to the RAS
server? Or will I have to setup RRAS on the new server to give IP's to the 4
pc's?

My main concern is properly setting up IP addressing for the computers in
Office#2. The pc's in Office#2 only really need access to e-mail and the
internet through the RRAS connection (and yes it will be slow).
 

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