NAS and DC's

 
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CA1249695
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NAS and DC's

Is it possible to use a NAS appliance as a Domain Controller?
I have some remote offices will small numbers of users. Is ist possible to configure the NAS for File and as a DC or am I better with a NAS and a sperate server as the DC
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: NAS and DC's

Edmond,
you should have received a license information with the server that explains what you can do with the box. Most likely you are not allowed to use a NAS server for anything else (DC, DB server, ...) and sometimes the OEM has even removed key files from the installation image.
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CA1118839
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Re: NAS and DC's

Hi Edmond,

No .. Microsoft will not allow Windows Storage Server (WSS) 2003 to be a domain controller. In fact, the WSS based NAS cannot serve as a DNS or WINS server. However, you are allowed enable DHCP services on it.