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Installing SQL Server 2014 on Server 2012 Domain Controller

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I have a high end Dell T420 Server. Dual 2.5ghz, 8 core processors, 128GB memory, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, 6 drives (2 x 350GB, RAID 1 holds OS and 4 x 1.2TB, RAID 6,   for data). While researching best practices for installing SQL Server 2014, on the OS partition, I have found that Microsoft does not recommend installing SQL on a domain controller. Since this was my intended single server setup (approx 25-30 users on network, using database, file sharing, etc.) my question is this: Would it benefit the network performance to install and configure a HyperV virtual drive to host SQL on this machine, or because of the number of users and amount of memory available, does it REALLY matter? Your opinions are appreciated in advance...
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