Monday, June 04, 2012 10:05 AM
I have a SBS 2011 standard on a main site.
On a second site, we plan to install another server.
1) Can a Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard join the domain (managed by the SBS) and act as DC ?
2) In this case, what would be the bandwith between the sites ?
Thanks in advance for your answers.
Monday, June 04, 2012 11:25 AM
Yes. Personally I'd do the 2nd server install at HQ and sync the AD on the LAN, then take it offsite.
Once the AD is in sync very little bandwidth is required to carry updates to AD.
Monday, June 04, 2012 11:40 AMOK, thanks, good to know.
And you confirm this is technically (and from the license point of view also) OK ?
Monday, June 04, 2012 12:12 PM
it is a common MISCONCEPTION that there is some limit on DCs in an SBS AD. The limit is that SBS must be 'root of the forest', hold all FSMO roles.
The full SBS restrictions are actually quite nicely explained under 'Design and licensing considerations' on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Small_Business_Server (NOTE: I don't know who is responsible for the info but they've done quite a good job).
- Marked As Answer by Sean Zhu -Moderator Monday, June 11, 2012 7:37 AM
Monday, June 04, 2012 12:17 PMGreat informations, thanks a lot !