Big project prep RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Here is my situation.  I like to be prepared for things and I have been going over and over how I want to set this up.  I would love some professional incite on the best practices of setting my particular situation up.

    Here is the criteria I have to have :


    Back up DNS

    Global Catalog and Back up Global Catalog

    Router RRAS not using NAT but PAT


    A Windows 10 and 8 Client

    A Parent Domain Controller

    A Child Domain Controller

    RSAT w/ MMC

    FTP Server


    Hyper-V 2 Virtual Servers

    A Web Server



    and Either Exchange or SQL

    My Question:

    I don't really know what to group together on one box and what to use VM's for.   What would be the Best Practice for this.

    My thoughts:

    Machine 1 : WDS, WSUS, SQL, DHCP, VM Running Web Server and FTP Server

    Machine 2: Parent Domain Controller, Global Catalog RRAS, DNS, DFS, VM Child Domain Controller, Running Backup DNS and Backup Global Catalog

    Machine 3: Windows 10

    Machine 4: Windows 8

    Any Ideas would be much appreciated.


    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:41 AM