Branch Office basics - help needed RRS feed

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  • Dear All,

    We have a requirement to consolidate client's two offices within a single IT infrastructure. At the moment these offices have two separate peer-to-peer networks, with two separate filing systems, POP3 emails, etc.

    The objective is to consolidate filing systems (need for cross office file access), implement mail server to unify communications and generally improve access control to company's resources.

    After some investigation it seems that the Branch Office approach would be best. I envisage installing a domain controller and Exchange server in one office, with a RODC in the other office, with a permanent VPN network between them.

    As we have no previous experience of implementing such architecture, it would be great if someone could put us in the right direction. Here are some specific questions that I would like to ask:

    Is the above architecture correct for the purpose?

    Which products should we use (windows server, Exchange server)?

    How licensing works in this case? If say each location has 10 different workers, do we need licences for 20 users or 2 X 20?

    Many thanks in advance,






    Saturday, April 30, 2011 1:16 PM

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