|I am familiar with setting up a domain controller and active directory in a local environment. However, I have a new client who is opening four stores. I want to put a domain controller at the site with the fastest internet connection (that's pretty logical, right?) and link the other three sites to it for easier management, as well as cost control.|
I was planning on buying a Dell server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise (plus enough CAL's to support the users. There will be approx 25-30 users.)
All sites will have HP computers running Windows 7 Professional OEM. Will I need a server at each location? Or can I just link the remote computers to the one site? I COULD get a VPN router at each location and set up all the sites to link. I don't really want the primary internet connection bouncing from one site to another though, as if by proxy, because it slows the internet down and gives awful pingtimes.
Basically I'm asking for the best way to accomplish this, and I hope I've explained it well enough =)