Join domain over VPN?


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Guest

Main office running Windows 2000 Advanced Server & Exchange 2003 Server on
the 1 PC. Server has 1 NIC which connects to network switch along with
workstations and router. Remote office has workstations which want to be able
to connect to main office and send/read email via Exchange and be able to
access shared folders on server.

Main office using subnet 192.168.0.1 and remote office using 192.168.3.1.
Router to router VPN tunnel setup between main office and remote.

Do remote office PC's have to join domain at main office or will they be
able to pick up Exchange and shared folders through VPN without joining
domain?
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

No, the remote office doesn't need to join the domain to access the email. We don't recommend to do that especially if you have slow connection. What you should do is make sure you can ping the Exchange server by name. Basically, it is name resolution issue or WINS/DNS issue.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Main office running Windows 2000 Advanced Server & Exchange 2003 Server on
the 1 PC. Server has 1 NIC which connects to network switch along with
workstations and router. Remote office has workstations which want to be able
to connect to main office and send/read email via Exchange and be able to
access shared folders on server.

Main office using subnet 192.168.0.1 and remote office using 192.168.3.1.
Router to router VPN tunnel setup between main office and remote.

Do remote office PC's have to join domain at main office or will they be
able to pick up Exchange and shared folders through VPN without joining
domain?
 
G

Guest

At the moment there are no issues because it hasn't been set up fully yet.

What entries do I need to make in DNS for the remote office (only 2 PC's) to
connect successfully to Exchange 2003 and to read/write to the shared folders
 
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Robert L [MS-MVP]

It depends on which VPN server you are using. I can think two options. The VPN server assign WINS/DNS to the remote office or you assign them manually since you have just two computers. this web page has more details.

Name resulotion on VPN Name resolution is big issue in VPN access. If your VPN server doesn't setup correctly ... To assign the DNS and WINS to a VPN client for name resolution, ...
www.chicagotech.net/nameresolutionpnvpn.htm


Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
At the moment there are no issues because it hasn't been set up fully yet.

What entries do I need to make in DNS for the remote office (only 2 PC's) to
connect successfully to Exchange 2003 and to read/write to the shared folders
 

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