> Willem van Dam wrote:
> Does the remote site have a server? If not consider setting
> up a DC in the remote location. This will allow only changes
> to be synced between the sites. The new DC can be in the same
> "SITE" as fare as the Active Directory is concerned.
> I assume that the remote site is a workgroup. You can add the
> computers into the domain and have the users use domain
> logins. But the login process will be slow due to the network
> bottleneck of going across the VPN. This is why a DC in the
> remote location would help things.
> James W. McKeand
I will probably have to setup a DC if the login process is really that slow
but initially I would like to keep it simple because for now there will be
only 1 person at our remote location.
> This sounds like a simple DNS problem. Make sure the primary
> DNS server is the one used in your windows environment.
The prim. DNS is indeed the DNS server at our main location. I have done
some more investigation in the mean time and the DNS requests don't seem to
go over the VPN.
Do I have to create a sever rule for this?
Or am I doing something else wrong?
> It is indeed a name resolution issue. This is one of those
> times when the "lmhosts" file comes into play and can really
> work magic. It is in the same folder as your hosts file (the
> sample one is named lmhosts.sam).
> Create a "lmhosts" text file with 2 lines like this:
> pdc-ip-addr pdc-server-name #PRE #DOM:domain-name
> pdc-ip-addr "domain-name \0x1b" #PRE
> It is critical that the second line be exactly 20 characters
> between the quotes - pad you domain name with spaces if
> needed. Replace "pdc-ip-addr", "pdc-server-name" and
> "domain-name" with your info and save that file as "lmhosts"
> and you will be able to do all the domain stuff (join, logon,
> etc.) over the VPN. You will need to copy that file to all
> the workstations on the remote side of the VPN.
> See: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=150800
My domain name is 16 characters (DomainName.local) So I have a total of
Thanks all for your replies