Windows Network Services Proposal
Each student will create a detailed, organized, unified technical solution given the scenario
described below. The submission will be in a written format, with at least one diagram, and may
include additional diagrams, charts or tables. The assignment is meant for students to enhance
their mastery of the material and to provide a creative and realistic way in which to apply
knowledge from this course.
Global Advertising, Inc. (referred to as “GAI”) has hired you as an IT consultant for their
Windows network services infrastructure. GAI is a new advertising firm, and they have hired
staff, are established in two locations, and have a need to get their internal IT services
configured. They have IT staff, but they do not have the in-house expertise to address their
current infrastructure needs.
You are required to supply GAI with a solution which addresses the integration and
configuration of their Active Directory updates. Cost is not a significant concern – GAI wishes
to implement the “right” solution to address their acquisition of a new company and its Active
Directory forest which is comprised of a single domain. More specifically, GAI is based out of
Houston, TX and they have a Windows Server 2012 domain that is operating at the Windows
Server 2012 functional level. They recently acquired Media Guru Group which is based out of
Richmond, VA, which has a domain (running Windows Server 2008 domain controllers)
operating at the Windows Server 2003 functional level.
There are several details about GAI which will have an impact on your proposal:
Houston and Richmond sites. Each location in the following departments:
– perform market research and maintain accounts
there is no need to describe them.
Some departments will want their data to remain private from other departments (e.g.,
Finances personnel will not want Production staff to see the company’s financial details).
Your team may make assumptions about how data should be shared or kept private.
should be identified, however.