John < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > posted their thoughts, then I offered mine
For an external Internet webserver, not a good idea at all. It's a security
risk to expose a domain controller to the outside world. Better to have it
on a stand alone. As long as you know the credentials to communicate between
servers thru DCOM or XML, that's all you need.
For an internal corporate only intranet webserver, that would be fine, but
really not recommended depending on the web apps and features you have
installed. Besides, a computer promoted to a DC will slow everything down
due to the default disabling of the write cache. For internal use, rather
have it on a member server, not a DC.
Please direct all replies to the newsgroup so all can benefit.
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.
Ace Fekay, MCSE 2000, MCSE+I, MCSA, MCT, MVP
Microsoft Windows MVP - Active Directory