I'm looking to upgrade a client from Server 2003 to 2008 R2 (or I may use 2012 if it's compatible with their database - database is simple program and does not use sql).
I'll be running 1x server with 2x visualized server installs.
(1x domain controller, 1x terminal server - not running in-house exchange)
Hardware most likely: Dell server box: 2x 2ghz Xeon processors, 24-32GB ram, sas raid0 for OS, sas raid5 for data.
I would like to enable auditing for login's, file access, file changes etc. I'm not sure of the load that Auditing will put on the hardware as I've never used it before.
How much impact should auditing have on my server hardware? Do I need to over budget on the hardware spec? Do I need a separate server box just for auditing?
Any help/pointers would be greatly appreciated.