- Domain Controller & Active Directory.
- Windows Service Update Server (WSUS).
- Mail Server (not EXHANGE) hMail server which is very lightweight.
- File Server.
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Posted 24 December 2016 - 07:44 AM
Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:55 AM
The answer to your first question is "That depends". You mentioned how much physical memory is installed, but you didn't mention anything about the processors, network connections or hard drives, which is just as crucial.
"Several factors can affect the real number of virtual machines that can be run at the same time on one node, such as:
You should definitely have at least two DCs, with the DNS service running on both. You can put the DHCP roles on the DCs, or you can set it up on a separate servers. Opinions are split on whether it is best to run DHCP on the servers, or separated. But you certainly want more than one domain controller, with each one running DNS.
As for the other services, you can put them anywhere, just not on the DCs. Probably best to dedicate a VM server to each.
As for security, you'll want a good firewall to prevent unauthorized outside access. You may also want to limit RDP to the internal network only.
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