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  • Remote office PC trying to contact HQ

    Breif setup description:
    2 offices, HQ has DC1, which is GC etc and DC2 is Exchange server as well as dhcp dns etc.
    2nd office (we'll call that O2) has DC, which is also a GC and dns/dhcp for second office.
    all on same Domain, connected via Cisco firewalls over adsl line.

    Now, when someone from HQ logs into a PC at O2, whenever they do anything to with file access, the machine is clearly trying to talk with with the HQ servers and it takes a few seconds to change a folder for example. eg. USB stick connected, when changing folder in that, it takes a few seconds whilst it contacts the servers at HQ. If you unplug the network, it is as you would expect and instantanious.

    Any ideas why this is happening? Would it be to do with the fact that some network drives are being mapped from the HQ server?
    James
    MCP

  • #2
    Re: Remote office PC trying to contact HQ

    Are the sites defined within sites and services?
    As a addition Exchange on a DC is not a recommended solution.
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
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    • #3
      Re: Remote office PC trying to contact HQ

      Not as such no. The ADSS is just set as the following;

      Sites
      ..|___Domain
      ...........|___Servers
      ........................|____DC1 (located at HQ)
      ........................|____DC2 (HQ)
      ........................|____DC3 (remote office)

      What should it be set to then?

      Oh and I am aware of the DC/Exchange thing, but at the time we only had one server, and I hadn't used any VMware at all.
      James
      MCP

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      • #4
        Re: Remote office PC trying to contact HQ

        You'll need to create two Sites one for your HQ and the other one for the Remote Office to mimic your physical Organisation setup.
        Once the sites have been created, just add the DC in the relevant site

        Make sure you create the appropriate subnet and associate with the appropriate site.
        Two much info to fit in a post but have a look at this for more info:
        http://www.wowworx.com/msactivedirec...DPT224Ch06.htm

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        • #5
          Re: Remote office PC trying to contact HQ

          Correct. You have to create seperate Sites to make sure that the clients authenticate within their own subnet first.
          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc730868.aspx
          Marcel
          Technical Consultant
          Netherlands
          http://www.phetios.com
          http://blog.nessus.nl

          MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
          "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

          "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
          "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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          • #6
            Re: Remote office PC trying to contact HQ

            ah right, I assumed that as it was all linked via the hardware firewall, that technically they were all on the same site.

            Ok, well I've set it up and we'll see how it goes. Thanks guys.
            James
            MCP

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