We are a small business setting up a new server... budget is limited of course.
I have ~500GB of data to share that needs to be stored locally on the single server we have.
Host Server: Dell Poweredge T610, 24GB RAM, Xeon CPU, RAID6 4TB etc...
Windows Server 2012 R2 STANDARD licence, HYPER-V Core role installed on Host.' -VM1: Active Directory DC/DNS/DHCP -VM2: RDS Terminal Server
My question is, which VM should I store the file services role & file server data VHDX on? I would create a second VHDX for the files but which should I attach it to & run the role?
My first thought was the RDS server because you shouldn't do file servers on a DC as it disables write cache etc... but my concern is since some of our awful legacy apps may require local admin access on the RDS server this makes file permissions useless, therefore it would be better to host it from the DC VM so we can enforce permissions (we can't afford another server 2012 licence to put file services on a separate VM)... but does Active Directory disable write caching on ALL disks/attached VHDX or only on the one which the directory database resides?