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Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise over MPLS RRS feed

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  • We have four campuses in our school district each currently with their own servers and domains.

    The four domains to not talk to each other currently and they are a mixture of 2003, 2008 standard and 2008 R2 Enterprise.

    We use Exchange 2010 for the district email.

    We are about to tie all four campuses together using a MPLS circuit from the local telco.

    I want to make this a pure 2008 R2 Enterprise domain. 

    All campuses will be going through the main High School for Internet access.

    The outer three campuses which are separated from the main high school by 1, 12, and 30 miles will be connecting to the main high school at 5meg.

    Hardware is not a big issue so I have plenty of servers to go around.

    There will only be 3 of us who manage the domain.

    My question is should I use parent and child domains? or a single domain?

    If I use a single domain what kind of traffic are we looking at on the MPLS?

    If I use a single domain and my MPLS goes down will my users still be able to log in if I have DC's local?

    How does DNS and DHCP play into this?

    TIA 

    MTBARK

     
    Friday, May 17, 2013 2:58 AM

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