I have a small business network with about 8 computers. They've been peer to peer for some time and would like a server now. In the process of setting up DC/AD/GP, file server and reading more about server 2008 I recalled a recent issue at a friend's office where they were experience network issues with the 2003 server. For some reason, another tech had enabled DNS and DHCP but the Linksys router in place was already doing DNS/DHCP for the network. My question is, why and what does best practice say about this? Should the file/print server, which is also a domain controller with active directory provide all the DNS/DHCP for the network when the router is already configured to do this? My biggest concern in relying on one box to control every aspect, we have a single point of failure. Then the "what if's...?" come into play- and most small businesses can't afford really great backup programs capable of virtualization/BMR. Any thoughts on this? Thank you
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Does a 2008 server really need to be a DNS server?