Should every 2003 server in a domain be a domain controller?
Posted on 2008-02-01
I think that my question is in the title here. I'm in the process of building a domain that will consist of EIGHT windows 2003 servers. Now, I understand that eight isnt the biggest number in a world, but for a firm of thirty, it's still surprising.
The reason I have eight, is because there are numerous diffrent services that will be running on them, two for exchange, two for sharepoint, one for OCS, one for Groove, and one for console style issues, like antivirus, backup, WUS, printer server etc.
The problem I'm facing, is should I make them all domain controllers? What would be the effect of this? What would be the effect of NOT doing this? Any help will be much appreciated.