Would you recommend a dedicated DC just for your Master Schema and nothing else?
Posted on 2009-05-06
Hi, I am researching and preparing to extend my schema(AD) for Exchange 2007 and I keep seeing where it mentions to take the master schema offline just in case the process blows up and that would prevent it from replicating to the other DC's on the domain, which would preserve my AD.
So, how many recommend that I have a dedicated DC to be my master schema and running nothing else of signaficance? Right now, my Master Schema is a Windows Server 2003 - Standard Edition x32 which also runs my student email server. So, if I was to do what is recommended I would bring down my student email server and not to mention if it did blow up during the extending process, I would have to keep it offline until I could either fix it or rebuild it...meaning no email for students.
Just was wondering what other AD Admins do.
Thanks for your time.