Windows Network Services Proposal.docx - Windows Network Service-Identity Proposal By For University of Maryland University College CMIT 371Professor

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Windows Network Service-IdentityProposalBy:For:University of Maryland University CollegeCMIT 371-Professor
Windows Network Service-Identity ProposalOverviewWe have been hired by a new advertising firm, Opening Windows (OW) as a ITconsultant to provide a network solution to enhance the Windows Network services. OpeningWindows (OW), has recently acquired a company which is located in Richmond, VA known asMedia Guru Group. To provide better performance and management of the system, they havedecided to combine their systems. We have been asked to provide a proposal that will offer asolution that will combine and configure the Active Directory features at both locations. Bothcompanies have different requirements which will require them to be managed and addresseddifferently. Providing a Network security option is extremely imperative and to provide a secureflow of data within the company, a plan must be established. To successfully merge both systems which run Windows Server 2016 domain that isoperating at the Windows Server 2016 functional level and Windows Server 2012 domaincontrollers, I am suggesting that the roles and services option be utilized. I will include myrecommendations to fulfill the requirements of OW and will include: Active DirectoryInfrastructure, File and Storage Solution, DNS and DHCP, Failover and load balancing clustersfor high availability, Active Directory Certificates Services, Active Directory RightsManagement Services and Active Directory Federation Services.Active Directory InfrastructureWe will first assess the current infrastructure so that we have a better understanding ofwhat we are working with and what needs to be done. Once the status is established, we will thendiscuss our plan of action to provide a solution. What we know is that there within the twolocations, there are currently one hundred and ten employees. 2
Windows Network Service-Identity ProposalTo integrate the newly obtained company Media Guru Group(MGG) domain the OWdomain will need to join MGG domain which runs Windows Server 2012 to OW WindowsServer 2016. All of the domain controllers (DCs) of MGG will be upgraded to Windows Server2016 and an in-place upgrade will be sufficient Management has expressed that cost is not aconcern, so I am recommending that we implement and deploy a highly proficient ActiveDirectory to upgrade to the Domain Controllers in MGG. This will be a key role as we moveahead in setting the forest functional levels, cross-forest trust, replication, and theimplementation of the Read-Only DC’s. Forest Functional LevelFunctional levels determine the available Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS)domain or forest capabilities. They also determine which Windows Server operating systems youcan run on domain controllers in the domain or forest ("Windows Server 2016 FunctionalLevels", 2018). When we deploy AD DS, we will need to set the both the domain and functionallevels at the highest value supported by the environment. Once we have completed an in-place

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