Active Directory Sizeing

Bahloul
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Hello all,

I have around  27.000 user in A.D  my Domain controller specs as the following :-

CPU  : 2.93 GHZ x5670 2 processor with 24 cores

RAM  : 32 GB

Network : 10 GB

H.     : 300  GB

i may have around 10.000 user concurrent connection is the above specs can fit ?

thanks .
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At first sight it should be enough, but please take a look at this link:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ee382254.aspx

Here you can download Active Directory Domain Services Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide. Step D1 is about DC HW configuration.
It is a must to think about redundancy, so if I understand you correctly, you plan a single DC in this environment? Hmmm... I would not dare going below at least 3 DC in your case.

Here's an excellent AD sizing tool, which you can download and help you plan your config:
http://www.petri.co.il/active_directory_sizer_tool.htm
I agree, you should have redundant DC's in any environment of this size. If you have multile locations, possible add a rdc to reduce traffic and provide service if a connection goes down between locations.
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thanks  davorin i will feedback .

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Dear  Labsy and   TG-TIS,

i'm planning to use 2 DC's ,

Labsy i will check the tolls also and feedback,
thanks all .
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Well the configuration you described is fine enough.

Just according to me its been bit oversiezed..

For more information you can refer this link.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj651019.aspx

Hope it helps.

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