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Min server spec for Windows 2008 R2 server in remote office

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I am looking to add Read Only Domain Controllers at a couple of remote sites. These sites are connected by T1's back to the parent site, which is currently providing all services.

Other than providing domain services (Active Directory/DNS/DHCP) these servers will only be used as print servers and as software distribution points for a staff of around 50.

I would like to put in something (HP) that is cost-effective but meets the above requirements, along with RAID1 drives.

Does anyone have a spec (specifically processor speed/cores, RAM, disk type - SAS/SATA etc) that could be regarded as a PRACTICAL minimum for Windows 2008 R2 server install?

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For a RODC, you can use pretty much anything you want, it will run very light.

Disk:
SATA disks in RAID1 should suffice.

CPU:
Any standard dualcore/quadcore if there is minimal price to upgrade.

Memory:
1GB of memory should also be fine, 2GB if you are thinking it may be used for something further in the future.

Anything else would be overkill for an RODC.
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Thanks for the reality check and speedy response.
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