I work in a distibuted environment, and I would like to setup a domain controller. I don't really want a full blown desktop running full time, just to handle requests from 1 client pc in my home office.
I was wondering do you get any specialized boxes which are specifically used as windows based domain controllers, something like those small modern NAS servers?
I need real domain functionality for testing, so it can't be light weight or watered down.
Might sound a bit off the wall, but I would like to just have a device like a router, I could rdc in when required, but it would only be a Windows 2008 r2 domain controller. And support upgrading to future versions.
Does such a solution exists. I don't want my study to be turned into a server room. Thanks