Min server spec for Windows 2008 R2 server in remote office

Posted on 2010-01-12
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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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MarkMichael earned 2000 total points
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For a RODC, you can use pretty much anything you want, it will run very light.

SATA disks in RAID1 should suffice.

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

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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