ExamSim MCSE 2000: Connecting Remote Offices

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Posted Nov 19, 2000


Thomas Shinder

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(Each week we present a question similar to those you will find in our ExamSim software. If you are interested in purchasing the ExamSim software, just click the ExamSim MCSE 2000 link) You are the new network administrator for a small company. This company has about 800 computers spread across two physical locations. The central office is in Dallas, TX and there are about 500 computers at that location. The company also has an office in Laramie, WY where they have a little over 300 computers. The network infrastructure includes a variety of Windows-based clients, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 Servers and workstations.

You are the new network administrator for a small company. This company has about 800 computers spread across two physical locations. The central office is in Dallas, TX and there are about 500 computers at that location. The company also has an office in Laramie, WY where they have a little over 300 computers. The network infrastructure includes a variety of Windows-based clients, including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 Servers and workstations.

The company would like to connect the two locations in a cost-efficient manner. Before you came on the job, the company had hired a consultant who told them the only way to connect the offices was to obtain a dedicated Frame Relay connection which included monthly line charges as well as packet charges. The company tried this solution for a month, and found it to be cost-prohibitive. They decided to stop the dedicated Frame Relay link between the sites and now wish for you to come up with an answer.

Which of the following solutions would allow the company to connect the offices in a cost-effective manner?

  1. Install a Windows 2000 Professional machine in each office and make each of them a NAT Server. The NAT Servers will be used to link each of the offices in NAT gateway-to-gateway solution using 56Kpbs dedicated analog links.
  2. Install a Windows 2000 Server computer in each office and enable the Routing and Remote Access Service. Create a one-way VPN link from the Dallas to the Laramie office using a dedicated ISDN connection.
  3. Install a Windows 2000 Server computer in each office and enable the Routing and Remote Access Service. Create demand-dial routes at each office that connects to the other office. Use ISDN adapters at each site to connect the Servers to each other.
  4. Install a Windows 2000 Server computer in each and enable the Routing and Remote Access Service. At each site, obtain a local ISP account and configure a dedicated connection on both servers to connect to their local ISPs. Configure a demand-dial VPN connection at each site to connect the sites to one another via the VPN.

The correct answers are C and D.

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