I'm setting up a new network, now I need a remote (in our DC) and local active directory for various things. I want the email server to be on the remote server (for redundancy) then route through our local active directory in the office.
What's the usual setup for this sort of thing? How do I put them on the same network? - Do I have to have a constant VPN between the two (that could get frustrating).
It's also to share things like SQL server connections etc.
Sorry if my question wasn't formed correctly. Let me try and explain it a bit better. This is the proposed setup of boxes. If i don't need one / it's stupid it can be changed.
Active Directory Server Exchange Server Fileserver/SQL server 2012
Active Directory Server Fileserver/SQL Server 2012
Now, I want them to all share user credentials / network shares and that sort of thing. Do I put them in two separate forests and then join them together somehow?
My other question is, I want the exchange server to be remote. Do I need to run a local exchange server too and have them talk to each other some how? Or is it smart enough to go to the local active directory server - > Notice the exchange server is in the other forrest(I believe that's the terminology?) and route it all through?