domain controller in branch office
Posted on 2004-09-20
We are planning the deployment of the domain controllers to remote office. Now the question,
We have about 200 locations (some of them with 10 or 15 users only). We would like to deploy domain controllers only to
those place where it is necessary. The links are reliable and the phisical acess to the office is secure: There is no Exchange in the company and there is not other application which require a DC. It will be necessary DHCP, WINS and DNS (it could be a dns cache)
We would like to apply GPO :
- Default domain security policy
- a GPO based on the company
- a generic GPO for XP and W2K workstations.
- logon scripts based on each of locations.
Taking in accunt your experience,
Do you think with 20 or 30 users in a location it is justified to place a domain controller ?
Links are around 64kb (CIR) DSL.
if we decide to reduce the number of DC in the spoke locations, does it necessary a greater number of DC in the HUB location?