How many BDC's should I have?

A. Microsoft say one BDC for every two thousand users. This is fine considering a 486DX2 with 32MB of RAM can, on average, perform at least 10 logons per minute, however if everyone in your company arrives at 9:00 on the dot and log on (except for the helpful people who arrive half an hour late) there will be a surge of logon requests to deal with, resulting in large delays. To try and improve on this, it is possible to configure the Server service to throughput for Network Applications rather than File Applications. Remember the more powerful the processor, the more logons (for a Pentium 133, would be able to logon at least 30 people).


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