SBS2003 at head office connects to internet via Vigor router. At remote\noffice, workstation connects to internet also using Vigor router.\nWorkstation is joined to the Domain.\n\nVigor routers implement a LAN-LAN VPN so that anything on head office\nnetwork can see anything on remote office network and vice-versa.\n\nAt remote office the router specifies itself as the DNS server, so this is\nwhat the clients see. This is normally ideal, because DNS queries for names\non the internet are resolved via the ISP's DNS (the ISP serving the remote\noffice).\n\nBut clients need the SBS2003 to be their DNS server for all names relating\nto the local domain. OK so I could set the router to specify that the DNS\nserver it publishes is the SBS2003 machine. But this means that absolutely\nall DNS requests go via the VPN to the SBS server, with consequent delay\nover the VPN and through SBS2003. Alternatively I can create a hosts file on\nthe remote workstation(s) with all the names on the domain explicitly\ndefined. The name of the SBS2003 is already defined there.\n\nIs there a better way? Can I get the workstation to refer to SBS2003 for\nlocal name resolution, and to the router for external name resolution? How\ndoes the workstation know which names are local??\n\nAny ideas, please?