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One network with five VLANs

I need to set up a company network with five VLANS configured. The hosts in those VLANs are spread across multiple geographical locations. Please tell me how this can be done.

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Separate the forest from the trees. I'm presuming you're running Windows 2003 and have one domain.
  • Are the organization units concurrent with the projected VLANs?
  • Is the main domain controller at the home office or located elsewhere for the center of your network?
  • Did your network map get adjusted to reflect bandwidth realities?
  • Are the VLANs each in a separate geographical location covering the hosts at that site, OR are the VLANS applied departmently with hosts at multiple sites?
  • Have you read the Microsoft white paper Deploying Active Directory for Branch Office Environments?

This was first published in October 2005

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