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By jheath ·
Am going to set up a new network and am splitting DHCP and DNS server off into it's own box using WIN NT 4. What is the best way of doing this? Should I make the DHCP server a stand-alone server and set up Proxy server and file servers up on their own domain or set DHCP/DNS server up as BDC on same domain as everything else?

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by NetTek In reply to Multiple Servers

I can see no reason for having a DHCP and DNS server on a seperate domain.

As far as setting up your network, there are many variables. For example, I have a remote site on our WAN with about 50 users. At that site is a Pentium II/266, 128mb RAM, NT 4.0 BDC that acts as a file server, print server, Exchange server, and DHCP server, with no noticeable affect on performance.

For our larger sites, we have a file and print server, and application server, and a BDC running DHCP. A BDC shouldhave no problems acting as a DHCP server, especially if you not going to be using it as a file or application server.

Because a proxy server is multihomed, it should never act as a WINS server, DHCP server, or Domain Controller. We run DNS on ourProxy because we host a web site.

What do you need DNS for? It is not for your LAN if you are running DHCP (DNS requires static IP entries). Are you hosting a web site?

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