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Connecting TWO NT Domains

By farooq.patel ·
Hello folks,

We have a Ethernet LAN with about 100 users on NT4, using C class TCP/IP with static IP and NETBios. I am planning to connect of one of our remote european office who are on a separate NT4 domain running DHCP. Our PDC is NT4.0 & the exchange server is a BDC NT4/Ex 5.5. We r putting in a 128K link with Cisco routers. Effectively the remote office with become and extension of our LAN. They are on NT4, one server only.

What is the best way of connecting the severs so they can have limited access to file storage and the exchange server. Should we change them from DHCP to Static IP? Should we put in Trust or make their server a BDC/member serve or a better way?

Thankx.

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by craig.kalan In reply to Connecting TWO NT Domains

There are a number of things to consider eg. do you need remote administration of the server? Best ways to limit administration of local machines and bandwidth, are just some. To me your main focus should be the limited bandwidth you have to work with. You don't want to waste any of it on unnecessary network traffic. I would setup a trust and to ease client config on the other side use DHCP (ensuring that the DHCP packets are not passed through to your network by configuring your routers). Also it is better to have a Domain controller on that side to authenticate them as it avoids extra bandwidth being taken up. Also authentication will be faster and there is no risk of network congestion bring things to a halt. I would also use a second Exchange server on that side that is set to sychronize with the main Exchange server. This is however only possible if you have the necessary licences. For remote administration there are a number of tools however using Netmeeting is the easiest and it is free. Hope this helps.

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