Windows Server Deployment 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
implementing their Windows network infrastructure. GAI is a new advertising firm, and they are
currently hiring staff, establishing two locations, and have a need to get their internal IT services
configured. They do not yet have an IT staff, but when they do, the IT staff will take over all
aspects of IT administration. You are required to supply GAI with a solution which describes the
implementation and configuration of their core IT services. Cost is not a significant concern –
GAI wishes to implement the “right” solution to fit their needs now and for the next 2-3 years.
There are several details about GAI which will have an impact on your choices:
GAI will start with 90 employees, in the following departments:
o Executives (9 employees) – manage and run the company
o Accounts and Sales Department (15 employees) – perform market research and
o Creative, Media and Production Department (49 employees) – advertising
o Human Resources and Finances (12 employees) – perform HR and financial
o IT (5 employees) – manage IT for the company
o GAI will have two sites, one in Los Angeles and one in New York. Most staff will
be located in LA, with at least 1 person from each of the departments above
located in NY.
Networking equipment is already in place for both sites. A secure tunnel (using IPSec)
will be established between the two sites so that inter-site traffic will be securely tunneled
over the Internet. You may make whatever other assumptions you wish about intra-and
Security mechanisms (e.g., firewalls, intrusion detection) will be handled separately, and
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.
Assumptions can be made regarding any information not included here; all assumptions
should be identified, however.