What is a recommended server hardware configuration for new Active Directory Domain Controller
Posted on 2011-04-26
Our company currently has an AD DC on Windows 2003 OS. We are in need of a new server and it's sole purpose will be to replace our current AD DC and DNS.
Not sure if this matters, but we currently have a seperate Exchange server running exchange 2003, a Web server, a SQL Server, a File Server, and a few others all running on Windows 2003. We also have an old application server running on Windows NT 4.0 who's sole purpose is to run an obsolete accounting and database program which can not currently be replaced. Our company also uses many programs that use old dBase and FoxPro databases, which I have problems working with from Windows 7 and x64 based desktop computers.
We have 2 offices and about 60 other computers / users. I need to price out a new server but I'm not sure what I should be looking for. Nothing too fancy but I also don't want to under purchase.
My question is, what would be a recommended hardward (processor, RAM) and software OS setup for a new AD DC server?