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    Hello everyone!
    Can anyone give a rough estimate of how many servers are needed to manage 2500 station in the same building, not including exchange or sql or any kind of servers.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Basic network question

    errr depends on your business needs?
    I really don't know what you want to know.
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    • #3
      Re: Basic network question

      Hi,

      I presume when you say in the same buiding you are not planning to group them into different subnets.
      If that's the case the 2 Domain Controllers should be fine.
      You can also have a look at the ADsizer.exe tool.
      It's part of the 2003 RK download.

      Ta
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      • #4
        Re: Basic network question

        Two. Main DC and Secondary DC.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          Re: Basic network question

          Originally posted by Dumber View Post
          errr depends on your business needs?
          I really don't know what you want to know.
          What he said. What exactly do you intend to do with these servers - "managing" computers is pretty vague.

          Two DCs, both running DNS, WINS and DHCP.

          If you want Exchange, install that on a member server, not a DC. Likewise for SQL Server, SharePoint, ISA, Terminal Services etc etc.

          Get a pair of file servers, one located in your main building and one located in an adjacant building (if possible) and use DFS so that files are replicated to both servers. That way if your office burns down, you still have a server up and running. Naturally you are still going to be taking backups though.
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            Re: Basic network question

            Can't answer that without knowing what applications your users / business use etc.

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            • #7
              Re: Basic network question

              Originally posted by Vmware-admin View Post
              Can't answer that without knowing what applications your users / business use etc.
              Any examples when an "application" should be taken into account when planning an AD structure?
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              • #8
                Re: Basic network question

                Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
                Any examples when an "application" should be taken into account when planning an AD structure?
                There are a few AD aware apps out there that require high-availability access to a GC. I'd certainly consider an extra DC for something like that, particularly if it was a business critical app.
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                • #9
                  Re: Basic network question

                  Originally posted by cruachan View Post
                  There are a few AD aware apps out there that require high-availability access to a GC. I'd certainly consider an extra DC for something like that, particularly if it was a business critical app.
                  I am not disputing that but if you have a look at the answers It has already been suggested 2 DC and I think there are other more important factors to consider when planning an AD network, such as Physical and Logical structure, Size and capacity, Integrating critical services DNS, DHCP etc.

                  I presume far more information is required from the OP but if there was any businness critical app I am sure he would have mentioned it.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Basic network question

                    Without an answer from the TS it's getting useless to discuss any further.
                    We cannot help him out if he isn't helping us out.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Basic network question

                      Originally posted by L4ndy View Post
                      I am not disputing that but if you have a look at the answers It has already been suggested 2 DC and I think there are other more important factors to consider when planning an AD network, such as Physical and Logical structure, Size and capacity, Integrating critical services DNS, DHCP etc.

                      I presume far more information is required from the OP but if there was any businness critical app I am sure he would have mentioned it.

                      Ta

                      I presume

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