Adding two branches to our network

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We use Active Directory, DHCP, network printers, file servers, and we're going to add two branches to our network. We want our users to get IP addresses by DHCP and assigned to the AD server. We want remote branches, but I couldn't give the same subnet to remote users, right? I'd love to know people's suggestions for VPN connections: Linksys VPN router or Cisco MPLS configuration?

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How big of a branch? Best practices say to put a DC on the remote site. For the VPN, I have users in SOHOs and in a remote office with 10 users who connect back to the main office through Cisco ASA 5505.

Correction Spadasoe best practice is to put a read only DC in the remote site and use IPSEC over an SSL VPN

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  • Gabe9527
    Active Directory / DNS / DHCP along with other services can be on a single box or applicance and could be managed over the network. AD intergrated DNS with sites and services configured via Subnet. Routing for DNS / Login would be kept to a minimum and also reduce lag with logging in and workign etc. The server can also be FILE and Print if all eggs one basket is not an issue :)
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  • TeachMeIT
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