Active Directory

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Riordan Active Directory Migration Tyler Dresslar POS 421 September 3, 2012 R.Chung Riordan Active Directory Migration Introduction With regards to Riordan Manufacturing acquiring new severs with Active Directory Technology, the company must look at migrating to Windows Server 2008 R2 in order facilitate the streamlining of work for the Information Technology Department. Moving to Active Directory will save Riordan TIME and MONEY, the benefits of such a move and implementation will be explained in the following paragraphs. Microsoft Active Directory Domain Services are the foundation for distributed networks built on Windows 2000 Server, Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 operating systems that use…show more content…
With the advanced control of policies, the Sys Admin can enforce standardized desktops and server environments reducing the call volume for helpdesk related issues. AD also provides the Sys Admin the ability to have more control with data recovery and back up and provides the ability to define and enforce organizational standards through the implementation of the aforementioned group policy protocol. A study performed by the IDC determined, “Windows Server 2008 R2 is 33.6% less expensive than the previous versions, Windows Server 2003 AND 28.4% less expensive than Windows NT, not to mention almost half the cost of Windows 2000 Server when measured on the basis of a three year TCO” (Gillen,2009,p.1). The results of the this study made it clear that a move to Windows Server 2008, with the implantation of Active Directory is a cost effective move that will benefit the company. Active Directory can enhance the Administrative function of a network by providing tools to create an easier to manage system, increase the security by utilizing enhanced security and topology, provide a more fluid organizational schema making management simpler and the estimated cost of implementation will save the company between 28- 33% should make the decision to upgrade an easy one to MANAGE.
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