My first question here - I tried my best to find the answer before posting.
I currently manage a small health center (25 employees) that has a single domain (health.local for this purpose) running on Server 2012 R2. The health center is planning to open a secondary location in 6 weeks or so. These two buildings will be connected by a site-to-site IPsec connection.
In the current domain, all users have redirected folders with offline files enabled. Makes it easy for workstation replacement.
What would be some recommendations for the new office? It will be about the same size (25 employees or so). I plan to put in a domain controller. Should this be linked to the current domain? My concerns would obviously be the redirected folders running over the IPsec. Employees can be in either office. I've researched DFS and found that it is not recommended for redirected folders because of cases where an account can be logged into in two locations which would create a DFS conflict.
I've also considered a brand new domain with an established trust between the two domains, but this would bring up the issue of users having a password that is different at each location (which would be a problem lol).
I've read about read-only DCs, but that doesn't solve the folder redirection issue.
What do you guys think? Thanks for any help / suggestions in advance.