|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.