Server 2012

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by StefanPeeters, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. StefanPeeters

    StefanPeeters [H]Lite

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    Hi everyone,

    I have a big challenge. Our establishment is expanding next month from one location to two locations and on both locations we are going to use Server 2012. The intention is that a number of folders should be available in both locations. Users must login with the same credetials on both locations. Since I'm fairly new to networking, I do not know how to get started. I already searched on google but found nothing useful.

    Does someone can tell me where to find usefull and easy explained information?

    Thanks
     
  2. wizdum

    wizdum [H]ard|Gawd

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    Youtube. When I took my "Managing and Maintaining a Windows Server" course, nearly all the lecture material was on Youtube. I'll try and see if I can dig up the videos today. It sounds like you're going to want a simple domain with two domain controllers, and maybe some caching if the link between the two sites is slow.
     
  3. StefanPeeters

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    Thanks for your swift reply. That is exactly what I have in mind. Videos are welcome.
    Thanks
     
  4. Nate7311

    Nate7311 2[H]4U

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    Look at www.networkingprogramming.com as well. LOTS of good youtube videos organized well. He runs through procedures a little fast for most beginners, great info. Specifically you'll want the section on the right called "Windows Active Directory"
     
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  6. firedrow

    firedrow Limp Gawd

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    DFS (Distributed File System) sounds like what you're wanting. VPN between the sites. If the servers are on different domains, you will need to setup a trust between them, then use DFS to setup a distributed folder set. This will sync folders and contents between sites.
     
  7. Atari911

    Atari911 n00bie

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    I second the Professor Messer site. Packed with useful information and he has a lot of videos on YouTube. You could probably replace a tech school and get the same education by doing a self study on that site. Plus it is a great place to get certification study material if you are ever thinking about going that route.
     
  8. Phog

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    +1 DFS, Single Domain, multiple sites.