I am doing a fresh install for my business running Windows Server 2012 R2 and was wondering what people thought is the best way to set it up and a general order to set up. ie: Setup AD,DC and DHCP. Then start setting up 2nd virtual server.
My business has 3 stores with only ADSL2 connecting them. One of the stores is my Head Office and it is bonding 2 x ADSL2 connections and 1 x 4G connection (to help with the up speed for the stores.)
1 x Store (Head Office) has 25 users, 2 x Trucks, 1 x Callout vehicle (Trucks and callout vehicle is running full network for Laptops and printers)
2nd Store (2 Users)
3rd Store (3 Users) 1 x Truck, 1 x Callout vehicle (With full computer setup.)
Exchange 365 (In cloud)
With this in mind what I was thinking of doing was setting up:
1 x Physical Server running Hyper-V
1 x Virtual Server running AD,DC and DHCP
1 x Virtual Server running SQL 2014 (For Business systems)
1 x Virtual Server running Remote Desktop Settings
I do have another physical server that is exact same hardware as 1st Server. Was thinking of setting that one up to replicate the first server so that if one server has a problem then the users and business does not know that 1 server has gone down and also would be handy for working on 1 server for updates instead of waiting for the staff to leave. But I was going to leave that server for 2 weeks or so till I got the first one up and going.
What I have done so far is setup Hyper-V, installed 1 x Virtual server running AD,DC, DNS and DHCP. I have setup 2nd Server with SQL 2014 and installed the business systems.
I need to also setup a Federation Server for the Exchange Cloud, which server
What should I do next?
Should I setup up print server on the RD (Remote Desktop Server)?
My old server system is 1 x Physical Windows Server 2007 SBS with AD, DC, DNS, DHCP, Print Server, Exchange 2007, SQL.
1 x Physical server running Remote Desktop Server.
Any help and guidance would be welcomed.
PS. Am loving the new Virtual Server system and the flexibility that it offers :)