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

NndnG 1,101 Reputation points


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

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    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

    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.

    and exchange server experts here.

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  3. Candy Luo 12,661 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    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,



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