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    We have two offices connected by a dedicated T3. The satallite office was just using Citrix to connect, but we have now added them to the network/domain.

    Now they all complain because it takes too long to log in, and to retrieve files and stuff.

    I put a DC down at that site on their network segment to handle authentication and stuff, but I noticed that just because the server is on their segment, doesn't mean that it will handle all authentication for them.

    How can I make sure that all of their authentication is handled locally?
    Thank you,

    Marc

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    Re: Optimize WAN between sites

    You will need to set up the satellite office network segment in AD Sites and Services. You can learn more at the links below.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...tep/adsrv.mspx

    http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true

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    • #3
      Re: Optimize WAN between sites

      Originally posted by joeqwerty View Post
      You will need to set up the satellite office network segment in AD Sites and Services. You can learn more at the links below.

      http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...tep/adsrv.mspx

      http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true
      So.....those are good overviews. Made me think I knew what I was doing. So I created a new site and that was it, just named it. Didn't move anything, didn't touch it other than creating it.

      Come to find out....you better have subnets set up if you are going to have more than one site???? I am guessing that is what caused both of my Exchange servers to crash. It seems that they did not know what site they were in so the system attendant would not start. It took about two days for them to completely choke.
      Thank you,

      Marc

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      • #4
        Re: Optimize WAN between sites

        tnshurtm, did you get your problem resolved?

        Did you configure subnets for each site?
        Did you move the appropriate DC(s) to the new site?

        PS - moving thread to Active Directory forum.
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: Optimize WAN between sites

          Sorry it morphed into an AD problem. Thank you for moving it.

          Since I am working on a live network (and already took it down once) I have a couple questions before I make the subnets.

          Can I have multiple subnets at each site? My main site has three.

          Once I establish the subnets, is it required to move the machines in that subnet into that site? Is it done automatically?

          Like I said before, Microsofts explanation of this is very very basic.
          Thank you,

          Marc

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          • #6
            Re: Optimize WAN between sites

            You can have multiple subnets in one site.
            The only computers you "move" to a site in ADSS are the DCs.

            Here's a step-by-step guide to read through: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...tep/adsrv.mspx
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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