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Which apps to mix on servers

By jim ·
Here are my apps in a W2K / NT4.0 mixed server environment:

Mail server
PDC
BDC
SQL server
NT4 TSE Metaframe 1.8 server
File and print server
Web server
WINS
DNS (w2k)


Is it advisable to mix mail+PDC or BDC?
Should WINS run on morethan one server?
How much processing and memory does a W2K AD Domain controller need in a mixed environment of 50 users? I've resigned to the fact that the web server and Terminal server must be dedicated servers but how much can you mix with the domain controllers?

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The short answer is "It depends."

I have a couple of domains with about 25 users and run mail/print/news/file/print/iis on my PDC. In my case there is NO connection outside the domain. We only occasionally mail each other and the web server is used as a documentation repository for the engineering groups. The PDC spends very little time actually servicing requests.

If your web or sql server are fairly active you might want to setup seperate servers for them. Also, if there are applications/services which need to be rebooted frequently you probably don't want to run them on your PDC or file server.

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Mixing them is up to you. 50 users is not a load for a mail server (I'm assuming its Exchange) so that could be on your BDC. Most of the time multiple WINS servers are used for redundancy.

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