I'm working on creating a product for Sharepoint and have set up a server farm consisting of two machines running Server 2008 R2.
I want to set up SQL2008 on one Machine, and SharePoint 2010 on the other.
The big issue is the Domain Controller. I need to be able to extensively test against SPUsers with names, emails etc. From what I understand, those are Active Directory Accounts only, so I need to set up a domain.
Miscrosoft recommends strongly against having either SQL of SP2010 on the same machine as a domain controller.
Is it smarter in this situation to have one server act SOLELY as a domain controller, and the other act as a single machine SharePoint installation? This machine will be web facing for demos, but shouldn't be subjust to high levels of traffic.