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DNS Role on server 2008 R2 when server is not a Domian Controller due to RDP host and server services

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I'm setting installing a single 2008 server for a client. The RDP service for 5 users  will be enabled. My understanding :  Microsoft does not recommend making the server a domain controller if the RDP services (host and server will be running on the server).

I'm not sure what active directory services I should or should not install, if not a domain controller. Since this is not a domain controller should I still install the DNS role?  

Roles we will be installing for sure:  File, application (for POS) and RDP. The RDP is being dictated by the Point of Sale vendor.

Thank you for all your help to everyone........
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Unless you have another device (none microsoft) doing DNS then yes, you will want the DNS role.  

Make the zone a Primary zone.

You are correct, you do not want users remoting onto a DC.
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Thank you - This got me on the right track
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