Recommended Specs for 2008 R2 Domain Controller
Posted on 2011-02-23
Need suggestions for specs for new Dell Domain Controller (we are complete Dell shop)
Single Forest Domain, currently 2003, trust with NT4 domain. 600 users, approx 350 workstation. Replication with 8 domain controllers at remote sites all 2003, eventually will be upgraded to 2008. Also handles, DHCP, DNS, has all FSMO roles.
What is recommended RAID setup for hard drives? RAID1 or RAID5?
Recommended size of HD? How many partitions? Seperate partition for paging file? How large?
How much memory recommended?
Type of Memory UDIMM/RDIMM Single or Dual ranked?
How many processors/cores/speed?