My firm has 2 dcs over 2 sites. Our current pdc is a very old pc with a 664mhz Pentium 3 processor and 512mb ram.
Thats for a firm with around 150 pcs.
1. Why use a server as a dc instead of a workstation pc?
2.What are the advantages of using a higher spec machine as a DC?
I was thinking about a single quad core processor server like the Dell Poweredge r200.
I need to be able to justify to my boss why it would be better to have a server as a dc rather that a normal Dell pc with a teamed NIC setup.
3. What processes stress the ram and physical processor in a dc?
I believe that if using Universal groups (which all our groups are) causes more stress but not sure of the exact reason.
Any information so I can justify myself would be great.