Member server for Hyper-V Server, Exchange Server, VPN, NAT, NPS and RADIUS

NndnG 1,101 Reputation points
2021-01-21T18:52:01.987+00:00

Hi,

I have gone through some articles and videos.

Some of articles and videos used member server for configuring Hyper-V Server, Exchange Server, VPN, NAT, NPS and RADIUS. Moreover, I read, troubleshooting becomes easier when we user member server. All roles are not recommended to add at AD-DC machine.

Is member server recommended for all these configurations?

Moreover, if we configure all roles in AD-DC machine, can we expect any issue in one role because of others?

Please elaborate. I’ll be thankful for giving your time.

With Regards
NndnG

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-01-21T19:04:50.807+00:00

    Mixing roles can cause conflicts plus it adds greatly to the complexity of configuration and for troubleshooting when problems arise. Better option is to install hyper-v as only role on host and stand up virtual machine guest for the various roles and or applications.

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  2. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP
    2021-01-21T22:08:24.337+00:00

    From a purely windows perspective install active directory domain series on it's own instance. RASS / VPN should also have its own instance due to the nature of multi-homing. For recommendations about NPS / Radius I'd reach out to subject matter experts in dedicated forums here.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/topics/windows-network-access-protection.html

    and exchange server experts here.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/topics/office-exchange-server-deployment.html

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  3. Candy Luo 12,661 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-01-22T07:11:42.107+00:00

    Hi ,

    For the role of Hyper-V, AD, RASS/VPN and Radius, they are always installed separately.

    For the role of Exchange, as Dave said, you have it asked in exchange forum for better answers.

    Best Regards,

    Candy

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