Need to install new Exchange Server


I have a domain controller with Windows 2012 R2 and another machine with Windows 2012 R2.  I was thinking installing exchange in DC..but not sure if it is a good idea. I prefer to leave the other machine if need it.

What you think?
Hank HernsAsked:
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viktor grantExchange ServersCommented:
Hi Hank,

I will never recommend to install Exchange in DC. You will have a lot of my experience it is a bad idea to install Exchange in DC. Before it was possible with SBS server but I see that you have the domain controller in Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Hank HernsAuthor Commented:

I have read about it is not good idea...but i want to check another opinion.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
Don't. It is *barely* an opinion. It is practically settled science. More concrete than global warming. Just don't.
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Running AD and Exchange on the same machine will not only cause technical issues, but it will be SLOW if you have a lot of users. It is better to separate them out for a variety of reasons like better performance from separating usage, faster reboots of the domain controller, etc.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Very interested.
It's really BAD idea installing Exchange on DC but is a very good Idea making Exchange as secondary DC.
I had this before in 10+ clients and this is my primary work configuration for over 4 years.
I've never get any issues with that configuration no matter what people are saying.
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