AD on Fileserver?
Posted on 2013-01-18
We've got a medium sized domain (approx 200 users) and already have 2 AD servers on Win2008R2. However, both are virtuals. I'd like to add a physical DC into the mix.
The problem is, the only machine I have on hand is a 2U with a ton of HDD space. We also need a new fileserver. So my question is, how bad an idea is it to run both the DC and fileserver roles on the same server?
Your input is greatly appreciated.
P.S. I do have one other, 1U, less powerful system on hand, but it only has one power supply. I figured that's not what I want to put our only physical DC on.