Thursday, August 13, 2009

ArcGIS Server installed on a domain controller

Several folks have asked me if it is ok to install ArcGIS Server on a domain controller. The simple answer is no. The main reason is the GIS server uses local groups to control access and a domain controller does not allow for local groups. Another really good reason is that Microsoft says that you shouldn't use a domain controller as a server for IIS or otherwise.
See:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows2000/en/server/iis/htm/core/iisckl.htm (under specifically Do not use PDC as a server)
And
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/3a0742c4-f45a-4504-a232-83dd085bcfb3.mspx?mfr=true

1 comment:

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