Performance Turning AD

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With a business of 100 employees and 300 devices throughout 5 sites, would one physical server be sufficient? Or would a cloud server be okay? I don't have any information about what the business is or how much data they consume in a day, week, or month.

Could I do one Domain Controller in Active Directory and then have one forest dedicated for each site, 5 forests total, with their own group policies in each forest?

Is that how it works? I am a first year Network Administration student, and I fear I really need clarification on how it all works. I really need a simple explanation.

Thank you for your time.

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  1. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP

    Typically a simplistic setup would be a domain controller at each site with all in a single domain with site to site vpn connections.

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