Head Office & Branch Office Scenario RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Scenario;

    Site – A Head office located in Country A
    Site – B Branch office located in Country B

    1.       Site – A is the head office and hosts ADC running Server 2008 R2 with 20 users

    2.       Site – B is a new branch office to eventually hosts 25 users

    3.       Site A and B will have their own file servers at each location

    4.       Users from Site B will need to logon to access the file server

    5.       Users from Site A will travel to Site B and vice versa

    6.       We are also planning to host Exchange Server 2008/2010 at Site A

    7.       Users want to carry their Outlook Client on their laptops with full cache of email but not OWA


    1.       How is the ADC to be configured in a Head office – Branch Office scenario i.e. Site to Site VPN with member servers etc

    2.       How would users at Site B have access to the Logon server/ADC?

    3.       How would the Exchange Server be configured?

    4.       What about VPN Security?

    I would like to know what I require and the necessary steps to go about working through this setup.

    Any advice would be appreciate.

    Wednesday, June 3, 2009 12:54 PM

All replies

  • Suggest setting up a site to site VPN tunnel between the two sites. Setup 2 sites and I would add a DC to each site. Setting up sites allows the logon user to authenticate with the DC in their own site.

    Setup Exchange normally. They will connect to the Exchange server through the VPN.



    Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:26 PM