I'm currently (attempting!) to configure a network for a family business of ours.
We have 2 sites (HQ and remote office) and need to bridge the two networks over the internet.
HQ - 10.1.x.x
Remote Office - 10.2.x.x
Both sites will have a single Windows 2003 Standard server to manage AD, DNS, DHCP etc.
What is the best way to go about VPN'ing the two servers? I understand I'll need a site-to-site connection - thus allowing me to share the AD domain & files between the two servers?
Should I stick with the Windows 2003 built-in VPN or opt for something like OpenVPN?
The other issue I have is either one of the servers could be offline whilst the other is online - would the VPN able to re-try connections until its available? Or would this be a issue?