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Joining two networks

By Corky132 ·
Here's the setup. Two networks joined by a public WAN. Router at both ends. Network 1 has no proxy server, network 2 has an MS Proxy server (using only one public IP address).

There is a database program (frontend program, with an access 97 backend) that we need to share on both networks. I've tried to join network 2 (with the proxy) to network 1. The proxy server can see (ping) the other network, but it cannot join the domain (as a backup domain controller). (The program must have mapped drives to it's data)

So my question is, can you join to networks (as BDC and PCD) over a WAN (not the internet)? If so, how.. if not, how can I accomplish this task. We've got a VPN box setup already, but would really rather not use it for this.if we use VPN, and VPN the proxy server on network 2 to connect to network 1, and map drives, can the users of network 2 see the drives?

Thanks in advance.

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by clpadmin In reply to Joining two networks

There must be restrictions set up on the routers to prevent network 2 from joining network 1 (proxy from becoming BDC). You will have to disable those restrictions. Most likely you do not have access to intermediate routers, in which case you haveno choice but to use tunnelling, i.e. setup a VPN.

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by SelonBoy In reply to Joining two networks

You can join to networks over a WAN, but in most cases it's not sugested. It's better you create 2 domains and set the trust relationship between domains.
You also don't want to use the proxy server to establish connection from net 2 to net 1.

goodluck

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