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DC and RAS - Do they mix well?

Posted on 2013-01-22
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Hello all,

I am planning on standing up a new BDC and I was wondering if it can also be a VPN server.  We'll be only using PPTP, no certificates or anything complex on this one.

The plan is to make it a BDC, DNS and VPN.

If you have any articles about MS Best Practices, even better.

Thank you!
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For what it's worth, since Windows 2000 there is no more BDC concept. All DCs are on the same stance and work together, however there will be only one of them in the domain holding the PDC emulator role.

It is strongly unadvisable to have DC with DNS and RRAS on one server. Multi-homed DCs tend to cause a lot of issue with DNS. It is best to have your RRAS on a member server. See this article:

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/windows-admin-tips-tricks/do-not-setup-rras-on-a-dc-i-repeat-dont-do-this/
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To answer you question they all work fine together, but if you have a large user environment I would recommend to separate the RASS and DC role.  It sounds like you have a small environment so you should be fine

I have this link for how to set one up:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/network/bb545655
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Thanks for the comments, guys.  We decided to go ahead and stand up two separate servers just to avoid any future issues.
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