I'm responsible for a small network of 50 users/machines with 2 servers and I'm looking for some insight regarding how to make the best use of what hardware resources I have available without over-burdening the PDC.
Server 1: Dual Xeon machine with 4Gb RAM and 200 Gb total in a RAID 5 running Windows 2003 R2. This maching is our PDC, file and print server as well as running DNS, DHCP, WSUS 2.0, Symantec Antivirus Server and a few other minor pieces. Currently it's CPU use never rises over 30%, and that's only during a backup or full virus scan - generally it's around 5-10%.
Server 2: P4 2.8 with 1.5Gb RAM and a single SCSI drive also running Server 2003 R2. It is primarily our mail server (GroupWise), but also functions as a backup DC and runs Backup Exec to backup both servers with an internal LTO-2.
Basically, I have a management package (imaging, inventory and patch management)I'd like to run, but it's system requirements call for a 2.8 Ghz P4 and 2 Gigs RAM. However, I'd also be removing WSUS as this woudl replace it. Ideally, I'd like to just run it on Server 1, but I'm concerned whether this would be too much for a PDC and might affect it's responsiveness to users.
Any insights would be appreciated.