I need assistance designing the Active Directory domain topology for a new branch office. Below is my case:
We currently have 100 users working out of a single office with network range of 192.168.1.0/24. Everyone is part of the same
example.com AD domain and connected to the Internet with the gateway from the same subnet. We are planning to open a new office in a different location in the same city. 50 users will be shifting from the current location to the new location.
I will be configuring the point to point VPN between both offices where my gateway from 192.168.1.0/24 network will communicate with a possible gateway of 192.168.2.0/24. The aim is direct communication between clients in both offices. The 50 users in the new office will have static IPs assigned.
With my primary AD and DNS servers in the main head office, how will devices in the new office communicate with AD-DNS servers for getting regular updates from AD, DNS queries, and generally be in sync with the domain controller? Is there any requirement for bringing a new server for the new office which can act as the AD/DNS server for these 50 clients?
I don't wont to make any changes to end user computers and I expect all the configuration to be server-side only.