Domain Cotroller

Hi I need to setup a domain controller with active directory on a 250 user network, including centrally managed anitivirus.
I need suggestions on the best antivirus, malware protection, Dell server specification and Server Version.
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
My recommendation would be to use Kaspersky (we migrated from McAfee).  I also strongly suggest you look at Vipre Antivirus as it is a very good product at a modest price (

For server, I recommend you get a server with at least 16 GB of memory (32 GB recommended and 2 CPUs) and adequate space for your need (at least 3 x 1 TB drives in RAID 5 as prices have decreased).  Install VMware ESXi and create 2 VMs:  DC and one as your AV server.  This way you will need only one Windows Server 2012 Standard Edition license as it allows for 2 VMs.

For backups you could install a NAS and use Veeam and Nakivo to backup your VMs to the NAS.
If you were to build  virtual environment for example ESXi or Hyper-V then i would build an apps server and deploy the AV mangement software on there. Ideally you just want the domain controller to have nothing installed on a DC other than domain related roles, such as DHCP DNS
Trevor_CAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys i will follow this advice
You're welcome
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