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(2013-05-08) Sizing Guidelines And/Or Capacity Planning For Windows Servers Hosting Active Directory

Posted by Jorge on 2013-05-08


For the currently available and supported OSes (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012), Microsoft has released a document that helps you plan for the capacity of Domain Controllers (DCs) and Global Catalogs (GCs). In other words, that document contains sizing guidelines for DCs/GCs. YEAH!

However, the guide was published somewhere last year and it was pulled a few days later to be rewritten for some reason.

The English version of the document can be found through the following link: Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services (EN-US) (at the time of writing, the link does not work, but it may work in the (near) future as the content is being rewritten. Try any of the following links)

The German version of the document (still in English funny enough) can be found through the following link: Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services (DE-DE) (at the time of writing, this link did work. If it stops working, use the next link)

The exact contents of the original document is also published in a WIKI section which can be found through the following link: Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services (WIKI).

Remember that in the (near) future, Microsoft will publish and updated version of the document and that any of the links above may contain outdated information. Therefore make sure to use the link with the most current update/revision date.

Cheers,
Jorge
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(2012-12-30) Sizing Guidelines And/Or Capacity Planning For Windows Servers Hosting Active Directory

Posted by Jorge on 2012-12-30


In the past with Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft released the "Active Directory Sizer". With this tool you were able to estimate the hardware required for deploying Active Directory in your organization. The estimate provided was based on your organization’s usage profile, domain and site topology. Since then Microsoft has not released anything else similar that allowed you to estimate the required hardware for the OSes that were released. As a replacement all kinds of other guides (IPD, WSSRA, Branch Office, etc) needed to be used to get the job done.

For the currently available and supported OSes (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012), Microsoft has released a document that helps you plan for the capacity of Domain Controllers (DCs) and Global Catalogs (GCs). In other words, that document contains sizing guidelines for DCs/GCs. YEAH!

Get it here: Capacity Planning for Active Directory Domain Services

UPDATE: new blog post about this: (2013-05-08) Sizing Guidelines And/Or Capacity Planning For Windows Servers Hosting Active Directory

Cheers,
Jorge
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* This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties and confers no rights!
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