Windows 2008 RODC + SQL 2008 Std on same server

We are looking to install the following functions at a remote location, connected to home office (15 miles) via a ptp T1. This will support a small (< 30 PC's, 50 users) retail satellite.

- Windows 2008 RODC
- SQL 2008 std
- print services for location

I am hoping this can be implemented on a single server.

Does anyone have  a positive or negative experience of implementing on a single server, or know of reasons why this cannot be done?
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agradminAsked:
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Encrypted1024Connect With a Mentor Commented:
This will work fine. I am not sure SQL on your DC is recommended best practice but it does work in a pinch. Your T1 should be a solid connection and 1 server should have no issues with that workload.
I have implemented many scenarios like this without issue. If you have any more specific questions I would be happy to answer them.
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Darius GhassemConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You shouldn't install SQL on a DC this is not Best Practices. I know there is always some restrictions for hardware. You won't cause any huge problems you would have to configure your SQL server to use Domain Users accounts instead of the Local Users and Groups.
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agradminAuthor Commented:
Microsoft imply tha this will not work, although both responses may be valid. Both helped make the decision to keep the roles separated.
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Encrypted1024Commented:
It will work but is not best security practice. Separating the roles is a better idea. You could put your SQL server on a Hyper-V VM. You get one 2008 VM with 2008 standard edition. This would be a no cost solution that will allow you to get the best of both worlds.
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