Hello,

We are currently designing our NSM 3.1 for AD implementation and would like some guidance with regard to installing the NSM Event Agent. We have come up with two options:

  • The first option is to install the NSM Event Agent on a Domain Controller where new user accounts are provisioned.
  • The second option is to install the NSM Event Agent on a server with the other NSM components.



The argument for option 1 is that NSM will be notified as soon as an account is created.
The argument for option 2 is that MS best practice is that no other software should be installed on a DC and that the NSM Event Agent will perform a network request to talk to the nearest domain controller to obtain a list of changes since it last connected.

Is there any preferred option, or does it not matter?

Regards,

Jonathan