Windows server 2003 domain controller installation

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Domain Controller
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Domain Controller
I,d like to install window server 2003 enterper on a system

it,s configration - processor core tm 2dual 2.80Ghz, Ram 1GB, HDD 160 gb

my question is how many user logno this configration(domain)  

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window server 2003 enterpri

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If I am reading your question right, you are asking how many users can log on to the system? That would largely depend on what else you plan on tasking the server with providing. If you are running just a domain controller, your theoretical limit would probably be between two and three thousand users, but don’t expect them to be very happy Monday morning when they all try to log in at once!

If you are asking if this is adequate hardware for 1000 or less users, I would again stipulate that as long as they aren’t all hammering your DC at once, you should be OK the majority of the time.

Two things: I would use a server with those specs for ONLY for a DC role, and I would recommend doing some research on DC roles and configure another DC. Doing so would allow you redundancy, and some FISMO optimization. There are probably several terabytes of info on the World Weird Web covering just about any DC rollout scenario you can think of, so I am not going to cover this in excrutiating detail.

Finally, if you’d like further information, please provide further detail. <grin>


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    ok i am tell you my plan i have 200 user in my network, three server already in used in my workgroup network(SQlaplication server,terminal server), all the user work on ERP SERVER and some user working on terminal server remote site . i,d want to implement AD on my network with the exchange server. do i install Ad on my network at my site and allow all user log on this domain or implement childdomain at every sit. ,i have for site every site have 40 to 50 user
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