RRAS & Sites and Services


J

Jeff

I have a Windows 2000 LAN that connects to the internet
through a T1. All the IP addresses are public. I have a
remote site that dials into my LAN's Windows 2000 DC using
another Windows 2000 DC: (Remote LAN 192.168.x.x Windows
2000 DC)--->(Local LAN 152.x.x.x)--->Internet T1. So, I
have a remote Windows 2000 DC that uses Internet
Connection Sharing and dials into a local Windows 2000 DC
that uses RRAS.
1. How do I configure Sites & Services? The Modem on my
Win 2k DC will have a public 152.x.x.x address, but the
LAN side will have a 192.168.0.1 address? Which subnet is
that? Do I call it 192.168.0.0/24? Both addresses show
up in DNS. My one Server seems to be in both LANs. Will
it confuse Active Directory if the server is in the
192.168.0.0/24 subnet in S&S but still have a 152.x.x.x
address?
 
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Bill Grant

You are way ahead of yourself. You are nowhere near having an AD site!

To connect two LANs properly you need to set up a router to
router connection between the sites, not just a dialup. If both LANs have an
Internet connection, it is silly to use modems and RAS. Use VPN through the
Internet instead.

ICS cannot handle this. You would need to upgrade that server to
RRAS/NAT.

That said, it is still doubtful proposition. Using the only DC on a LAN
as a RRAS server is not a great idea. It can cause major problems with DNS
and/or WINS (and especially browsing, if you use it).
 
J

Jeff

The site I am connecting only has 9 computers. The loacl
LAN has 5 servers and T1 connections to others sites with
there own DC's. The area that dials in cannot get High
Speed internet. The can only get dial up. It is on a
small very rural island. I tried to get dsl and setup VPN.
 
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Bill Grant

If you don't have a choice, then you will have to use dialup. You can
still configure it as a router to router connection if you use RRAS, but it
hardly seems worth it. It is also hardly worth setting it up as a site in AD
for 9 machines on a slow link with only one server.
 

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