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I don't know if this should be here or in superuser as one of my other questions were; anyway an administrator will just move it :D.

So, I would like to know if it's possible to install ADLDS on Windows 7, in order to use it as a server.

The feature I would like to retain is the logging in of any of the AD users in any of the PCs in the network connected to the "server".

Do you think that's possible? The reason why I don't want to use Win2k8r2 anymore is that it consumes too much extra RAM for my taste; and I don't really need it.

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closed as off-topic by MDMarra, Ward, kce, Falcon Momot, cole Oct 14 '13 at 11:20

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AD LDS is really not usable as a domain controller. Server 2008 R2 can run quite happily in 1GB of RAM for light usage; that really is such a small amount of RAM that it should be insignificant in any professional environment. Questions about things in an unprofessional environment are off topic here. – Falcon Momot Oct 14 '13 at 7:30
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Yeah, I already have that site; I didn't ask for the link, but if it's possible to do what I asked above.. Meaning that when I create users on the ADLDS, will I be able to use those users on the other PCs connected to the "server" to connect to Windows on that PC? – Yusuf Jul 1 '10 at 18:59
well the answer to your question is in the link, you just need to read a little. – tony roth Jul 1 '10 at 19:22
windows 7 with adlds will use more ram then w2k8r2 core with the ad role added. – tony roth Jul 1 '10 at 19:25
huh, I read the whole thing but I didn't get my answer.. maybe i'm even worse than I thought concerning those network issues.. so it would be better if I used only w2k8r2 core instead of the whole thing? – Yusuf Jul 1 '10 at 20:12
ok I've reread what your asking an adlds is not designed for what your trying to do. – tony roth Jul 1 '10 at 20:18

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