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RADIUS Question

Hi all,

We are planning on installing RADIUS service on one of our servers so we can use it for network devices such as managed switches and routers and also packeteer and what have you to authenticate to it.

the plan is to install it on a Domain Controller and for some reason I feel like this may cause a problem, so I searched all the web looking for information regarding running RADIUS on a DC but didn't find any.

So I though that one of the experts must know something about it, which will help me going through a problem that I really don't need.

Does any expert have any information about this setup?

All comments are highly appreciated.

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In Server 2003 this is known as IAS.

Everything you ever wanted to know (and not know) about IAS:


To add to that, there is no requirement to co-locate IAS on a DC.  You certainly can if the edge of your network is well protected.  Every service added to 2003 increases the attack surface of the OS.  By co-locating IAS on a DC you open up a little more of the server to the network and since it's a DC there is a quick and easy path to your domain information if compromised.

MedquestAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot for your help

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