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domain controller server as a web server

Posted on 2010-04-07
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi guys

I have 4 servers(exchange, database, terminal, domain controller); i have a brand new server that i was planing to use as a web server, my domain controller server is giving me problems, that probably i need to replace,
Is there any issue if i decide to use this new server(high performance Dell PowerEdge R510
12GB Memory
E5520 Xeon Processor, 2.26GHz 8M Cache, Turbo, HT, 1066MHz
4-1TB Hard Drives
RAID 5 Controller
DVD-RW Drive
1GB Ethernet Controller
) as a domain controller server and a web server.

Please advise
Question by:titorober23
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Mike Thomas earned 500 total points
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I wouldn't but you could install vmware esxi and have 2 VM's running no problem on that rig.

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by:Darius Ghassem
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You don't want to mixed AD with another service so no it is not a good idea. With Web services you are opening your internal domain to the internet. Also, when you make a server a DC local users and groups are disabled which means that the IIS permissions are removed which can cause issues with the web server you would have to create domain accounts for the local web accounts that are created when you install IIS.

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