Our task is to setup a client / server environment, similar to that of the Lethbridge College student computing network, but with some extra features. To limit scope, we’ll be focusing on 3 programs, found within the School of Business: CIT, BUS, and AOP. Each program has 3 distinct types of users: students, faculty, and administrators.
Your network will have two servers, running active directory, DNS and DFS. The servers and network setup must be configured in such a way that no services are impacted by a failure of either server (i.e.: tested by simply powering off a VM). Failures of physical infrastructure (i.e.: network cards, cabling, switches) will be tolerated since these will cause only localized problems. All shared folders, as well as other server storage, needs to be set up utilizing DFS for fault tolerance/load balancing.
Users’ My Documents and Desktop folders should be redirected to a fault-tolerant share on your servers. This storage will be limited by Quotas. To provide quick access from applications, the drive letter H: (their home folder location) should be mapped to the users’ My Documents folder. Security of the My Documents and Desktop folders iscritical and must keep the information stored there private.The user environment will also be strictly enforced by a policy scheme based on program affiliation