7 Sites and finally moving to a domain from workgroups

By Chrome_MS ·
Well were running a network across 7 LAN's
60 users in total
15 at HQ
10 at two other sites
5 - 8 at the others
We have been running on workgroups for years
And are finally moving forward on to a domain controller
I don?t think we have the budget for two DC never mind one at each site
So were looking at getting one machine base in HQ
With the possibility of having the terminal/file server as a redundant back up DC
Fist Question IS this a feasible set up?

As for the speck
Were looking at a
PE R300 Quad Core Xeon X3323 (2.5GHz, 2x3MB, 1333MHz FSB)
2x PCI-E Riser Cards (2x PCI-E Slots) 1 S
R300 English Docs with No Power Cord 1 S
R300 Front Bezel 1 S
4GB for 1CPU (2x2GB Dual Rank DIMMs) 667MHz 1 S
160GB Serial ATAu 7.2k 3.5" HD Hot Plug 2 S
SAS 6i/R Internal Controller RAID PCIe 1 S
Rack Chassis, Hot-Plug HD Cage, Redundant PSU 1 S
2x Rack Power Distribution Unit Power Cord 1 S
Windows Server 2008, Standard Edition English, Includes 5 CALs 1 S
25-pack of Windows Server 2008 User CALs (Standard or Enterprise) 3 S
PE R300 OpenManage Factory Install and DVD 1 S
You have chosen not to take the Dell PowerEdge installation service 1 S
Sliding Rapid/Versa Rack Rails 1 S
C6 - ASSR1, Add-in SAS/SATA RAID card, RAID1, 2 HOT PLUG HDDs 1 S
PowerEdge Order - United Kingdom 1 S
1Yr Basic Warranty - Next Business Day - Minimum Warranty 1 S
Base Warranty 1 S
3Yr ProSupport for IT and 4hr Mission Critical 1 S
Second question does this seem powerful enough to run a domain for 60 users

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to be honest, better look at the links rather than hardware

by CG IT In reply to 7 Sites and finally movin ...

and determine how often will users have to pass data to the headquarters.

Chances are, you will probably have problems in the morning when everyone tries to log on, but you can use cached credentials to ease that.

You might consider VM servers. That way you can have a couple of DCs in which users access to log on.

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