[Samba] VPN

Sven Schwedas sven.schwedas at tao.at
Mon Nov 2 09:25:33 UTC 2020

On 01.11.20 18:48, Philip Offermans via samba wrote:
> I have a samba server running as an active domaincontroller. I want people in an other office building to use the same samba server. What is the best way to do this? Use a second domain controller. Vpn to first domain controller. (Using an Mikrotik router). And how can you configure windows to use the vpn at startup?

If you have the resources for it, a secondary DC would be preferable:
Redundancy in case the link between the two offices is unstable, and
better performance even if it's stable.

You will still need a VPN to connect the two DCs, however. A
router-level VPN link ought to suffice, and either way you wouldn't need
to set up anything on the individual machines, as long as the router is
their default gateway. If it isn't, they need a route to it (usually
pushed out via DHCP).

Windows itself creating a VPN connection pre-login is more useful when
you have people scattered around in home office and need them to access
the DCs.

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