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Posted on 2011-09-30
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im trying to have 1 server that basically does everything, everything being AD , exchange , Dns , dhcp and a temrinal server with people using it with office

is there any issues / complications to making 1 server do everything?  
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by:TechGuy_007
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sorry its for server 2011 standard
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by:jrwarren
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Small Business Server 2011 performs these features by nature.
   As of this writing, I do not believe Server 2011 is available, unless you refer to Home Server 2011.

SBS 2011

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by:Adam Brown
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SBS 2011 is available and has been for some time now. The limitation there is that you are only allowed 75 users/devices on the network if you have SBS 2011. It should also be noted that Remote Desktop Services won't install on a single SBS server. You have to have an additional server if you want Remote Desktop Services on your network with SBS.

If you don't want SBS, yes, it is *possible* to install all that on a single server. It just isn't a good idea to do so for a number of technical reasons. If you were to build a server that utilized VMWare or Hyper-V, it would be more secure to do so and you would overcome some of the technical issues, but also a bit more expensive.
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For a couple of specific reasons why it's not such a good idea to install everything on the same server, Exchange has some issues when it's installed on a Domain Controller. In particular, DCPromo is not supported in that configuration, and Exchange is a resource hog. It tends to use up all the available memory and can bog down a domain controller and slow things down considerably. RDS on a domain controller is a problem because you really really don't want to have regular users logging in to your domain controller. Even more so you don't want them getting into and *exchange* server with RDP. Unless you can get a really hefty server and virtualize each piece of what you want, you're much better off getting multiple servers to handle these roles.
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Arc i completely agree with you , just needed verification
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