Need Advise Active Directory Domain controller
Posted on 2007-07-23
I am an Admin of a 200+ windows 2003 AD domain. It has been the practice where I work to use the (sole) domain controller as a application server, file server, dns server in addition to being the domain controller. The problem I see with this is that all my eggs are in one basket. If I have to reboot the server for any reason I take the entire network down. It seems a good idea to keep the DC as clean as possible and free from other applications/responsibilities. I would also think it puts a heavy load on that server. Can anyone point me litertature or books that I can show my boss a better way to set things up. Thanks in advance.