Is it possible to install DHCP server role with out installing Active directory.
Working on the decommission of an SBS2008. I was just in a meeting today when informed the company was going to Mac for their workstation. The SBS was already in process of decommission, Exchange has been moved out to the cloud office 365.
They will still need a handful of windows machines to work with one line of business products. They are checking to see if those machines need to be joined to AD.
If they are going Mac, I really don't see the need for AD because AD does not interface with Mac as far as I know. However, they will need DHCP, DNS, and file server to for the Mac to connect to. The Macs would be connecting to Windows 2012R2 in a work group peer to peer and users names passwords would have to be done on a peer to peer basis. Macs currently authenticate that way anyway. User name and password have to be input anyway to connect to a share on the network.
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