Here's a weird scenario I'm looking for some guidance on.
I have a VM that is a purpose-built "self-contained" demo environment. It has an application stack installed, as well as Active Directory, where it is the only Domain Controller and has all roles.
The AD instance is ONLY used for authentication of the users that run the applications that are installed on this same server. Again, the intention is to have a completely self-contained environment.
Now, I've gotten a request to clone this VM and put two copies on the same subnet. Everything I know about AD is making me reject this request, and I'm going to put it behind a pfsense VM, on another subnet.
BUT - the question I have is: would there actually be any real problems if I put 2 exact copies of this particular domain controller on the same subnet? (Obviously I would change the IP address and related network configuration on the clone.)
Keep in mind that there are no external clients authenticating against the AD instance, and no other domain members (workstations or servers).