Re: PDC vs BDC vs Stand Alone Servers

John Gibson ( )
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 09:53:27 -0400


My recommendation would be to set up server 2 as the PDC and server 1 as
the BDC. This assumes Server 1 is your authentication server. The entire
server group can then be administered as a unit. As you add servers, they
can be added as member servers to the domain. If you set them up as stand
alone servers, each one will need to be administered seperately. This may
not seem like a big deal with 2 servers and limited accounts to administer,
but as you grow your server farm, it will become a problem. Also stand
alone servers will need to have NT reinstalled should you change your mind
down the road and go the domain route.

At 08:18 AM 7/30/97 -0500, you wrote:
>We are almost ready to start setting up servers for our new ISP. We will
>initially install two servers, both pentium pro 200 with 128m ram running
>NT 4.0 SP3. They will be setup as follows:
> Server 1 - Web server (IIS 3.0), NTMail, Primary DNS & RadiusNT.
> Server 2 - SQL Server 6.5, Secondary DNS & RadiusNT.
>News will be outsourced until we can dedicate a server.
>Should these servers be setup as:
> PDC and BDC or
> PDC and Stand Alone or
> Both Stand Alone?
>Any input wil be greatly appreciated.
>Frank Canode
>Managing Director
>Millennium Communications, LLC
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John Gibson