I currently manage my users "manually" on a network that began with 3 people and 3 computers. Now I have 4 users with their own computer, 4 computers used by parttime people and a second site in another building where we provide courses, so I have 10 computers for the students and 1 for the professor.
There is 1 Synology NAS by site to store the datas.
while the network was growing, I had other priorities than adapting it and now, I can finally take time.
I want to put an active directory so I can manage the users with their access to the NAS and I am a little stuck in my research because the last time I did this, was in 2010 and on an old microsoft server.
Now that we have Microsoft Azure, Office 365 (that we are using), DSM, I am not sure if I can manage everything with a distant Active Directory, throught VPNs so all my sites are on the same network. Or should I build a server and put on the last Windows Server and a VPN between my 2 sites ?