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thinking of re-designing existing domain structure...recommendations?

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  • Here is my current setup.

    Site0-DC1 is virtual and is first DC in the forest. Also holds all FSMO roles. Primary DNS for Site0. DHCP Server for Site0.

    Site0-DC2 is virtual. Secondary DNS for Site0. Print Server for Site0.

    Site0-DC3 is physical. (serves only to function as the first DC to bring back online in a disaster scenario due to all other DC's in the forest being virtualized)

    (There are 5 auxiliary sites)

    SiteX-DC1 is virtual. Primary DNS for SiteX. DHCP Server for SiteX.

    SiteX-DC2 is virtual. Secondary DNS for SiteX. Printer Server for SiteX.

    What I would like to do is demote all my inter-site DC's and bring everything back to our central office. We have a VERY reliable WAN connection which is a Metro Optical Ethernet Layer 2 network. 200Mbps fiber connection between all 6 sites. All 6 sites are within just a few miles of each other. Nothing inter-state or inter-national. Everything is in the same city right next to each other.

    New topology would look like this.

    Site0-DC1 is virtual. Primary DNS for entire forest. Cluster DHCP server. Cluster Print server.

    Site0-DC2 is virtual. Secondary DNS for entire forest. Cluster DHCP server. Cluster Print server.

    Site0-DC3 is physical. FSMO role holder.

    Our environment has about 2000 machines with about 3000 users. (Only about 400-500 users at any given time)



    • Edited by cyr0nk0r Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:37 PM
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:34 PM

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