Solved

Why is  it not recommended to install SQl Server 2008 on a domain controller?

Posted on 2014-10-21
9
182 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-21
Why is  it not recommended to install SQl Server 2008 on a domain controller?  Please explain in it simplest form if possible.
0
Comment
Question by:kraven1388
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
9 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Joshua Grantom earned 500 total points
ID: 40395155
SQL Server requires a lot of resources (CPU and RAM) If your SQL instances take up all of the server resources, no one will be able to authenticate to your domain, DHCP can stop working, DNS lookups will fail, etc...

Besides that, Domain Controllers contain hash tables of all the passwords for every user. No one should access this box unless they are trusted, When you have something like SQL on your DC, you may need application or database support from a third party and they can access things they shouldnt
0
 

Author Comment

by:kraven1388
ID: 40395169
Got it thanks for the explanation.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kraven1388
ID: 40395183
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for kraven1388's comment #a40395169

for the following reason:

Explanation is on point.
0
NFR key for Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (for 1 year, up to 10 users). This license allows for the non‑production use of Veeam Backup for Microsoft Office 365 in your home lab without any feature limitations.

 

Author Comment

by:kraven1388
ID: 40395177
.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Joshua Grantom
ID: 40395184
Answer to question was not selected, author selected their own post to close
0
 

Author Comment

by:kraven1388
ID: 40395207
Sorry about that.  I guess did not  click on the correct button.  Please give Joshua the credit he deserves.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:Kyle Abrahams
ID: 40395290
Kraven,

There was a bug a while back where the comments were being accepted like you had.  Can you try to close it out accepting Josh's answer?
0
 

Author Comment

by:kraven1388
ID: 40395698
Can you give me step by step instructions on how to do that?

Thanks
Kyle
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Anthony Perkins
ID: 40396036
It is all covered in the Help:
How do I accept a comment as my solution?
0

Featured Post

Salesforce Made Easy to Use

On-screen guidance at the moment of need enables you & your employees to focus on the core, you can now boost your adoption rates swiftly and simply with one easy tool.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Ever needed a SQL 2008 Database replicated/mirrored/log shipped on another server but you can't take the downtime inflicted by initial snapshot or disconnect while T-logs are restored or mirror applied? You can use SQL Server Initialize from Backup…
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
Using examples as well as descriptions, and references to Books Online, show the documentation available for date manipulation functions and by using a select few of these functions, show how date based data can be manipulated with these functions.
Viewers will learn how to use the SELECT statement in SQL and will be exposed to the many uses the SELECT statement has.

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question