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I have a distributed Network, with a SharePoint server located in a remote office that is part of company domain via VPN.

When the Sharepoint server queries anything AD related performance isn't ideal.

Can I do anything about this? Somehow configure AD for better handling over VPN? Or possibly setup a 2nd DC on the remote side that can sync with primary DC and have Sharepoint query secondary?

Any advice welcome.

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  1. Install a DC at the remote site.

  2. Set up ADS&S for both sites/subnets.

  3. Configure the Sharepoint server and clients at the remote site to use the remote site DC for primary DNS.

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Will objects automatically sync? Users, Org Units, etc? – JL. Jul 3 '11 at 21:10
Yes they will... – joeqwerty Jul 3 '11 at 22:56

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