Can I function as part of a domain across a VPN

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by rektum, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. rektum

    rektum Network Guru Member

    I look after a network that has several physical locations..

    The main location has a Windows 2000 SBS installation with a domain, DNS, DHCP etc all working as they should. This location has 2 Internet connections connected to a Linksys RV042 with firmware v It presently is connected via a VPN to a smaller location with 5 computers and a Linksys BEFVP41 V2 with firmware v 1.01.04. This connection works well but at present I can only connect to the main network using IP addresses.

    My questions are these:
    1. Can I get the remote network functioning as part of the domain? (can I log on to the domain as the computers (XP Pro) startup?)

    2. Failing this, can I get Outlook to access the Exchange Server at the main location as though it were local to the server?

    I see the root of my problem to be related to DNS. As I understand it, I should be using the networks DNS to function as part of it's active directory structure.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


  2. Funmeister

    Funmeister Network Guru Member

    When you log in at the remote site, do your computers get an IP from the DHCP of the SBS Server?

    If they do, are you passing DNS information to your clients through DHCP?

    Are you running WINS on your SBS server, and are you passing wins server info through DHCP?
  3. rektum

    rektum Network Guru Member

    Nope, They're part of a seperate subnet. The main network is 192.168.1.x whereas the smaller location is 192.168.2.x. I tried disabling the DHCP on the remote router but the DHCP of the main network won't carry accross the VPN.

    Yes I am running WINS on the SBS server and I don't quite know what you're referring to when you say "passing through" when referring to it. I do use the DHCP to point the WINS server to my server IP address if that's what you mean....

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