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AD configuration

By santanaw ·
I need to connect 2 offices to my HQ office.
The tree offices has a T1 line. also win2003 server and a firewall.
I need the steps to connect and config this WAN.
I don't know how to start.

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by BFilmFan In reply to AD configuration

This Microsoft article covers the ports that will be required to be open for AD to function correctly:

And note that it is quite extensive and will most likely render that firewall useless.

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by CG IT In reply to AD configuration

ah, are the offices sites within the HQ domain? I should ask is the network a domain? Next question is how [or more apt, where] are users in the office going to get authentication to log in? The DC server at the HQ or a local DC Have each site DC replicate AD on off hours. In AD sites and services create site links for each office and set the replication time and cost for each site.

If you have firewalls and are running in Native Mode, set DNS updates to secure updates and specify only servers listed on the Name Servers add in the 2 offices DCs there. Open up port 53 for replication traffic [or go the VPN route and establish dedicated VPN router to router and the servers will use the tunnel to pass traffic.

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by CG IT In reply to

oops forgot to say use active directory intergrated when setting DNS [DC]updates. With AD intergrated, each DC within the domain and zone are peers and will replicate only changes made [after initial AD replication]. This also reduces traffic over the WAN link even if its a T1 line.

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by hanumantpratap In reply to AD configuration

I think u wanna to design an intranet,So for this purpose u need wireless modem like UC-2020(for 256kbps),uc-2050(768kbps),pointred cpe or many mores, & also be the full set up like anteena n all thats.U can used ur local Ip to be communicate them but of same class & remember wireless modem & anteena must be at both end & u need to set the frequency & channel & many more configurations in it & ya this type of setup is very costly.


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by ManISKid In reply to AD configuration

To start install routing and remote access on the DC or Routing computer if you havent previously.

Next, use the wizards to set up static routing to the other offices to get a connection. From the command line, adding a static route looks something like (use the ip assigned to your T1's):

(route add destination netmask gateway metric costmetric if interface)(-p = persistent)
i.e. route add mask -p
Note that you can use DHCP Relay agents to simplify ip addressing.

Once you have a connection to the HQ, you need to move onto installing member servers, etc.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to AD configuration

start by setting up a vpn server at the main office. use vpn clients on at each branch office. how to's available from and

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