I've looked and looked and the internet seems to have finally failed me, there's no information on my specific issue. I have two locations, and one server (sbs 2008); I need them to act like one physical LAN. I know it's possible, I just don't know how to set it up, or anything about VPNs, etc. So, just to clarify a bit more:
- Two buildings, Building Remote and Building Main, 30 miles apart
- For the sake of explanation, let's have the IP addresses be 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
- 1 Small Business Server 2008 in Building B, now known as "SBS08"
- 15 Computers with varying systems from Windows XP to 7 in Building Remote
- 15 Computers etc. in Building Main
- Computers in Building Main and SBS08 are in the domain, let's name the domain "Paul.local"
- Computers in Building Remote are in a workgroup, let's call "PETER"
- Users need to access shared folders on SBS08
- Users need to be able to get to the exchange server, SBS08
- I do not have a firewall/router capable of being an endpoint for VPN in Building A
- My knowledge of VPNs, Active Directory Sites and Services, And how to set either up is equivalent to a caveman, and not a particularly bright one.
TJ mentioned (down in the answers) having to have two different subnets, sites, a link between the two, and VPN tunneling. I would like to know how to set up two different subnets/sites with the inter-site transport link in AD Sites & Services. If at all possible, I would also like to take the computers in PETER and put them into Paul.local without having to drag them all the way to the other building. I assume I would have to use a VPN tunnel, but I can't just connect the two firewalls, so hopefully I would be able to tunnel from either a client to the firewall in Building Main, or tunnel from the client to the server itself. Either way, I don't know how to set up a VPN at all. So, in it's entirety, I would like to know the following:
- How to set up AD Sites & Services
- How to set up a VPN for the two location
- How to rob PETER to pay Paul.local without going to his house; i.e. To get computers on the domain over VPN
- How to make and set up better jokes, but that's not as important as the other three.
Thank you TJ for helping me reform my question.