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    Same Domain?

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    by shaundyc ·

    I have a situation right now were some of my existing workstations(WS) (15 to be exact) that are a present member of my existing domain needs to relocate to a different location.

    I am making another server for this situation, my question is;

    1. Should I make this server an additional server on my domain and have this host those 15 WS?

    2. And if I make this new server an additional server what configuration needs to be done between my Old server and New server?

    3. Or should i make this new server a different domain?

    Any suggestions will be very much appreciated.

    Hope to hear from each of you guys the soonest.

    Lots of Thanks

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    • #3069438

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      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      check this out:
      Branch Offices
      A Focus on Server Infrastructure
      http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/solutions/branch/default.mspx

      • #3069437

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        by sgt_shultz ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        my idea is: call microsoft and ask them how much to help you design this.

      • #3065934

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        by shaundyc ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        Thank you guys for your advice.

        one thing though, what is more easier and faster thing to do as my time is running out here. I already have a machine in me as my server but have not configure it either way as to additional or new domain?

        yes my users on the new location needs some shared resources access here on our existing site, but its only bits and pieces of files like excel or word or cad drawings. I can copy their files and transfer it to the new machine if i decide to have it make a new domain.

        the new site also will be having their own internet as by next year new employees will be hire.

    • #3069391

      Reply To: Same Domain?

      by adembo ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      A domain, be definition, is a logical security boundary. You would create a new domain if you wanted security between them. Do you not want shared resources? You could obviously create trusts between the domain, but users would still have to authenticate unless the other domain was granted permission.

      Keeping them in a child domain, or the same domain, would make sense if shared resources are needed.

      • #3069389

        Reply To: Same Domain?

        by adembo ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        Also, if you keep the same domain, (assuming you have the sites linked) then you will have replication occur. DNS records, user accounts, and the like will be replicated to your new server. If you create a new domain, then that wont occur.

      • #3069388

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        by adembo ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        Also, if you keep the same domain, (assuming you have the sites linked) then you will have replication occur. DNS records, user accounts, and the like will be replicated to your new server. If you create a new domain, then that wont occur.

      • #3065932

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        by shaundyc ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        Thank you guys for your advice.

        one thing though, what is more easier and faster thing to do as my time is running out here. I already have a machine in me as my server but have not configure it either way as to additional or new domain?

        yes my users on the new location needs some shared resources access here on our existing site, but its only bits and pieces of files like excel or word or cad drawings. I can copy their files and transfer it to the new machine if i decide to have it make a new domain.

        the new site also will be having their own internet as by next year new employees will be hire.

    • #3069232

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      by cg it ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      well a general rule of thumb for sites is: if there is a reliable, fast, under-utilized link; small # of users and no servers, you don’t need a DC there.

      a general rule of thumb for domains is: keep it simple, keep it flexible, try not to go more than 3 layers deep.

      If your bent on having a server at the site, make the server a DC with the global catalog role. That way users authenticate locally instead of over the WAN link. setup the site in AD Sites and Services.

      • #3065930

        Reply To: Same Domain?

        by shaundyc ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        Thank you guys for your advice.

        one thing though, what is more easier and faster thing to do as my time is running out here. I already have a machine in me as my server but have not configure it either way as to additional or new domain?

        yes my users on the new location needs some shared resources access here on our existing site, but its only bits and pieces of files like excel or word or cad drawings. I can copy their files and transfer it to the new machine if i decide to have it make a new domain.

        the new site also will be having their own internet as by next year new employees will be hire.

    • #3066156

      Reply To: Same Domain?

      by hozcanhan ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      shaun , what is your server ? Anyway 2 possible easy methods.
      1. Serial connection : Modem to modem direct dial-up connection . You load RAS on your Microsoft Server and SLIP on your XP “moving” member .
      2. Apply to an ISP and get two VPN routers . Again load RAS on your server and VPN client on the moving member .
      In both cases you don’t need a new server and you don’t need a new domain . The above is general info for detailed info check out and read all related Q&A answers under this topic . Good Luck

      • #3065931

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        by shaundyc ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        Thank you guys for your advice.

        one thing though, what is more easier and faster thing to do as my time is running out here. I already have a machine in me as my server but have not configure it either way as to additional or new domain?

        yes my users on the new location needs some shared resources access here on our existing site, but its only bits and pieces of files like excel or word or cad drawings. I can copy their files and transfer it to the new machine if i decide to have it make a new domain.

        the new site also will be having their own internet as by next year new employees will be hire.

    • #3070122

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      by hozcanhan ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      First you asked how to set up a communication between computers, different answers were given . You rejected all and reverted back to where you started and decided to copy and carry the data . VERY SHALLOW THINKINK . You cannot progress or impove your company’s performance with this sort of attitude . Your question is REJECTED .

      • #3070096

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        by shaundyc ·

        In reply to Reply To: Same Domain?

        As i said with my previous post that my time is running out. Im really sorry if i cause you bad. You must be having a hard day to react like this. Im just looking for help.

        Again Thank you for the response, and still hoping you guys can help me on this.

        And still I have not configured my machine to an addtional server or a separate one.

    • #3070072

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      by adembo ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      What more do you want from us? You have been given all the info. You have been given pro’s and con’s for creating a new domain or using the same. You were given ideas on how you dont even need a server.

      Seems to me we have answered your question. You need to be a little more precise about what else you are looking for.

    • #3070057

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      by sgt_shultz ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      i think you call ms and get the fastest solution to your particular problem…probably free. you ain’t the only having this problem.

      so you gonna set up a vpn to get this done for now? or remote access

    • #3070042

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      by hozcanhan ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

      NO sgt he is going to set up a copy machine !!! Run to the office and tehn to the headquarters to update quickly a file newly written …..lol.

      If time is running out on you shaun only thing left to do is not to create a new server or domain ….

    • #3069766

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      by shaundyc ·

      In reply to Same Domain?

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