How can a small business set up a domain (hardware questons).

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Subject: How can a small business set up a domain (hardware questons).
Posted by:  Rog (rogersmithi…@hotmail.com)
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009

According to Msoft Best Practices, a Windows 2003 server domain needs two
servers that act as redundant DNS, and AD domain controllers at a minimum.
Since it's not good practice to allow users access to the DCs, it's
advisable to set up a third computer as a file server.

The problem here is that a decent RAID 5 Dell server is going to run around
$8000.  This means a small business is looking at $24,000 in servers, on top
of buying switches, routers, APs and desktops.

If you're running an office with 15 workstations, what is the most cost
effective way to do a Domain?  I don't want to run Small Business Server.

Thanks

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