Good microsoft topology for small companies
Posted on 2011-03-06
Hello All, I have one customer who has one web server and one application server. Last summer the customer purchased a new application server and I kept the older server for a DNS and AD server.
I know that having AD and DNS on the application server poses some risks but I was hoping to get rid of the old server. What is a practical way of approaching this? It's hard for small businesses to think they should have two DNS/AD servers at a cost around $1800 each so they can logon.... when they were use to only have one server.
Some additional info: 30 users, 45 network devices (pcs, printers, etc..)
One web server
SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on app server
App server 2008 R2
DNS/ADS server 2003 standard
Web server 2003 web edition