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Assignment 3: Wingtip Toys Bradley Wallace CIS332 Professor Russell Wilson Strayer University December 15, 2013
As a system Administrator I recommend upgrading to a newer product before the support lifecycle has ended. Opportunities and Threats of the upgrade. and centralized management of network resources. Wingtip Toys has made the decision to upgrade their Windows 2003 servers to Windows 2008 enterprise edition to take advantage of its newest features. file and print services. . The choice between whether to upgrade or migrate your environment depends on the features and role services you want to implement and the current and desired network environment that you want to create. and its benefits to Wingtip toys. For example. I will discuss the new upgrade. CAs running on Microsoft Windows 2003 Server operating system should be upgraded to Windows Server 2008 to be current on its Certificate Authorities.WINGTIP TOYS 2 A senior network administrator for Wingtip Toys. RRAS. Weaknesses. a medium-sized toy manufacturing company with approximately 100 employees located in Queens. Microsoft defines and publishes a support lifecycle for each of its products. I take full responsibility of implementing and managing some of the most important technology in within the organization—the servers. The company is contemplating a migration of its network infrastructure from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008. I will also perform a SWOT analysis to determine the Strengths. Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition designed to meet the everyday needs of networks with applications and Web services. I will discuss connectivity protocols such as VPN. infrastructure. I have been asked by the senior administrator to perform an analysis for this possible upgrade. secure Internet connectivity. As a server administrator. Extensive monitoring and profiling tools are used to manage the network and tune systems so they perform at optimal levels. New York. Organizations have different reasons and requirements for upgrading or migrating their software and hardware systems.
Server can be accessed remotely and across multiple platforms (Shinder. * Interoperability . the analyst first 3 looks into the business unit to identify its strengths and weaknesses. Planning the Migration of Windows server 2003 to Windows 2008 r2 The migration for Wingtip Toy will involve the following * Upgrade 4 Windows Servers to Windows 2008 r2 * Install. 2008) Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise edition Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition provides you with high levels of system uptime and the scalability to support the growth of mission-critical applications. * Flexibility . Windows Server 2008 R2 is designed to increase the .Any or all elements can be replaced individually as needs increase.Resources and data security are controlled through the server. It also provides a costeffective way to realize the benefits of virtualization.New technology can be easily integrated into system. Opportunities and Threats) analysis. With built-in. * Accessibility . and migrate new server roles * Configure DNS services on all servers * Configure Dynamic Host Configuration server * Install and provide VPN services for secure access to Wingtip Toys * Provide minimum Hardware and software cost for upgrade Advantages of a Client/Server Network: * Centralized . enhanced web capabilities and included virtualization technology. * Scalability .WINGTIP TOYS In SWOT (Strengths.All components (client/network/server) work together. Weaknesses. The analyst then reviews the environment in which the business unit operates and identifies opportunities presented by that environment and the threats posed by that environment. configure.
and migrate the new server roles from the server manager interface. A great example. businesses rely more and more on these types of services to become more productive and efficient. The 2008 server allows you to manage demanding environments. It has improved diagnostics and administrative tools to reduce the cost of infrastructure. Powerful tools give you greater control over your servers and streamline configuration and management tasks. Web Server is a power web application that features Internet Information Services 7. For many years Microsoft have worked on making the server environment as efficient and reliable as possible.WINGTIP TOYS reliability and flexibility of your server infrastructure while helping save time and reduce costs. configure. from a dedicated web server. it was developed to ―provide key functionality to support any size business and IT challenge‖. the release of Windows Server 2008.5 and designed exclusively as an 4 internet facing server. One of the most fascinating management tools within Windows server 2008 is the server manager interface that allows administrators to install. (Pietroforte. Wingtip toys will definitely be more productive with the migration to Windows server 2008 server roles and functionality from a technical and business aspect. Windows Web Server 2008 R2 Edition was designed for the purpose of internet facing web server that delivers rock solid foundation. * As we become more globalized. 2009) Why Wingtip Toys should migrate to Windows Server 2008 Benefits/Advantages * Better support for the latest server hardware . and have improved previous versions of their server Operating System to provide us with the most current support for our ever-evolving business environment.
However. which allows you to 5 move virtual machines between hosts with no downtime. Microsoft has designed Windows Server 2008 R2 to support up to 256 logical processors. Microsoft has redesigned Hyper-V so that it can support up to 32 logical processors. Microsoft has done a lot of work to Windows Server Backup to make up for the shortcomings. it made the decision to completely rebuild Windows Server Backup. many smaller organizations have been stuck using Windows Server Backup (previously known as NTBACKUP). Along with the move to a 64-bit only architecture. Microsoft has redesigned Hyper-V so that it can support up to 32 logical processors. but equally impressive new feature is the ability to add a virtual hard drive to a virtual machine without having to reboot the virtual machine. Similarly. Similarly. The original version of Hyper-V was limited to using 16 logical processors.WINGTIP TOYS Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first version of Windows Server to completely abandon the 32bit architecture. In R2. the end result was less than stellar. * Hyper-V The one that has received the most press is a feature called Live Migration. * Windows Server Backup Most large organizations have traditionally relied on third-party backup applications. . * Better support for the latest server hardware Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first version of Windows Server to completely abandon the 32bit architecture. When Microsoft released the first version of Windows Server 2008. The original version of Hyper-V was limited to using 16 logical processors. Unfortunately. Along with the move to a 64-bit only architecture. A lesser known. Microsoft has designed Windows Server 2008 R2 to support up to 256 logical processors.
a company has a network in Queen. If it does these things and you feel it may add value to your business. It should save you time and money. But if it seems unnecessary to you and you think what you have in place is serving its purpose. 2008) The Disadvantages Windows server 2008 is as follows: * OSPF removed * AppleTalk protocol removed * NTBackup removed * POP3 services removed * NNTP removed * Post Office Protocol removed The above six entities over earlier versions of Windows Server software were removed from Windows Server 2008. 6 New York. For example. and you believe you will see a return on your investment. In order to connect the two locations we have to install routers at both ends for communication or create a cloud connection from an Internet service provider. Wingtip Toys has decided to lease dedicated T1 lines from their satellite office to the main Branch in Queens.WINGTIP TOYS The purpose of upgrading the Windows servers is to be able to perform your normal duties quicker and easier. then maybe you should stay with it. then you should consider upgrading. They can be seen as six disadvantages to some individuals depending on how they were going to use the new edition of Windows Server 2008. Providing secure network access to Wingtip toys to employees in satellite offices WANs are usually built through leased lines and routers and are used to connect the network at one place to the network at another location. New York. and give your company a competitive advantage in a particular industry. Wingtip Toys will have unprecedented . (Shinder. and wants to open its satellite office in USA. by all means.
and even routers to communicate over a TCP/IP network. The type of WAN used depends on the nature of network. the primary means of locating network devices and network services is through the use of Domain Name Systems. In a Windows 2008 network. The benefits are unlimited and it is up to the organization to what extent they need it for.WINGTIP TOYS benefits from the WAN connection by sitting in one city sharing the resources of the network in another city. We will also to install a private switching system at each site. In order for computers. One of the advantages of a WAN is that we can use it to connect computers distributed over a large area. Most 7 . DNS enables the name resolution workload to be shared among many computers. 2012). 2001) Disadvantages of a WAN: • Are expensive and generally slow • Need a good firewall to restrict outsiders from entering and disrupting the network Wingtip toys will need additional security to ensure protection of their data and resources so as an administrator I will install and configure RRAS and VPN server role to allow secure remote access users the ability to connect to the network. We want to send data between sites. For example. The users can use online software for communication and can work at the same time on the server database. printers. (Mitchell. For network devices such as computers and printers to communicate over the internet or within the Wingtip Toys organization. Installing DNS Server role on Wingtip Toys Domain Controllers DNS services will be installed on all servers to map host names to an IP address. So. they must be able to locate one another by mapping host name to IP address. DNS services must be installed. there are100 computers in the LAN infrastructure and all computers belong to the same site. one method is to lease transmission lines from the public carriers. or DNS. (Stallings.
In effect the protocols. 2009) Virtual Private Network A virtual private network (VPN) is a network that uses a public telecommunication infrastructure such as the Internet. The Wingtip infrastructure will consist of a primary DNS zone and two secondary DNS zones so the collection of host name-to-IP address or adding resources can transfer records effectively. by encrypting data at the sending end and decrypting it at the receiving end. (Pietroforte. such as electronic mail programs and Web browsers use DNS for name resolution. especially for wireless clients. VPN can be contrasted with an expensive system of 8 owned or leased lines that can only be used by one organization. but also the originating and receiving network address. Compared to other technologies. The goal of a VPN is to provide the organization with the same capabilities. An additional level of security involves encrypting not only the data. VPN offers great advantages. data is sent through a "tunnel" that cannot be "entered" by data that is not properly encrypted.2009) A VPN works by using the shared public infrastructure while maintaining privacy through security procedures and tunneling protocols such as the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). to provide remote offices or individual users with secure access to their organization's network. but at a much lower cost (Search Enterprise WAN.WINGTIP TOYS internetworking software. The primary DNS server will be configured as the forwarder DNS for external DNS servers outside of Wingtip network. Advantages of a VPN .
* Historically. you use public network infrastructure including the Internet to make these connections and tap into that virtual network through much cheaper local leased lines or even just broadband connections to a nearby Internet Service Provider (ISP). Needed hardware: Microsoft recommends that any Server which one is looking to upgrade to Server 2008 have some recommended requirements. and network scalability. Next. remote user can use Remote desktop to connect directly to their office computer. Attempting to mix and match equipment may cause technical problems. 2009) Cost of Migrating Before you upgrade the server. Once the VPN connection is established. Processor: Recommended 2 GHz or faster . * VPNs require detailed understanding of network security issues and careful installation /configuration to ensure sufficient protection on a public network like the Internet. Wingtip employees will 9 enjoy the benefits of VPN.WINGTIP TOYS * A VPN offers two main advantages over alternative technologies: cost savings. To the clients accessing these networks. VPN products and solutions from different vendors have not always been compatible due to issues with VPN technology standards. Below are the recommended system requirements for installing Windows Server 2008. you need to make sure that the computer meets the minimal CPU. and memory requirements for the server and database elements. and using equipment from one provider may not give as great a cost savings (Pietroforte. You also need to check if there is enough disk space for the upgrade. * With a VPN. VPNs also bring some benefits of ease of use. make sure that you use one of the supported operating systems and all the prerequisite software is installed.
Available Disk Space: Recommended 40 GB or greater. Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more disk space for paging. Backup helps you to back up directories. The following topics give you the general information you need to configure and create backups using the backup utility (Backup) in Windows Server 2003. and System State data. The backup utility (Backup) in Windows Server 2003 is similar to earlier versions of the utility. Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise and Datacenter) or 2 TB. selected files. . Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise and Datacenter). You can use Backup to back up and restore both Windows Server 2003 and Exchange 2003 data. and dump files. including Windows Server 2003 operating system registry information. hibernation. Use Backup to preserve all the critical data in your Exchange organization. You can also use Backup remotely over the network to back up Exchange databases and information about other computers.WINGTIP TOYS 10 Memory: Recommended 2 GB of RAM or Greater.
S (2012). M. IEEE 802. Introducing windows server 2008: Top 10 reasons to upgrade.html Stallings.html Shinder. Wide Area Network (WAN) Definitions: Virtual Private Network.00. (2008.com/archives/windows-server-2008-r2-new-features-thecomplete-list-part-1-virtualization/ Search Enterprise WAN (2007. (2009.com/q1744327. from http://searchenterprisewan. May 29).techtarget.blurtit. August 14) Windows Server 2008 R2 new features – the complete list Retrieved from http://4sysops. Feb. W. Retrieved from http://www.windowsnetworking. . (2001). What Are The Disadvantage Of Windows Server 2008? Retrieved from http://microsoft-windows.11: Moving Closer to Practical Wireless LANs.html Pietroforte.sid200_gci213324.com/articles-tutorials/windows-server2008/Windows-Server-2008-Top-10-Reasons-Upgrade.WINGTIP TOYS 11 References Blurtit Ltd: Mitchell. T.. 28).com/sDefinition/0. Retrieve.
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