Additional virtual (or not) DC?
We have around 100 xp clients (roughly 50/50 desktop/wireless split) and a single 2003 server with AD etc, SIMS, WDS... We also have a new, spare Dell Optiplex 755 that I thought could be used to provide a bit of redundancy, server wise. I would also like to utilise the multicasting features of WDS in server 2008 therefore...
I am considering using 2008 as an additional domain controller (and moving the current WDS setup to that) but am interested in setting up a virtual DC so that I'm not tied to using the Optiplex in the future. So, my real questions I suppose are:
- what would you use as the host operating system in this case?
- how have you setup virtual servers to provide the most/best redundancy?
I know this thread could quite easily be split over several different forums/threads so sorry if it is a bit....well...you know!