Site 1 - Young DIY
+ Dell T605 with 1 1TB Hitachi (No RAID)
+ Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise for 6 Users.
+ No external backup. NT Backup runs once a week to the second partition.
+ Running in a workgroup mode. No AD, DHCP, DNS, etc.
+ FTP client on the workstations with FTP Server enabled on the server for file sharing!
+ No network, data, or other security.
+ QuickBooks installed on the server with two users connecting via RDP (local admin group). The server was in admin mode.
The situation in this case is pretty much a wash. A fresh build is in order with no SBS on the horizon. :(
Site 2 "Professional with *NIX background"
+ SBS 2003 Std SP1 with no functional wizards.
+ Multiple GPOs at the domain level to run various scripts. Some now non-existent.
+ GPO at the domain level to rename the 500 Admin account "root".
+ AD, DNS, DHCP are a mess.
+ No functional backup.
+ No WSUS.
+ No RWW, OWA, OMA though PPTP is set up for remote access.
+ Multiple users set as Domain Admins.
We will be using a Swing Migration to take SBS off and then back onto the original hardware to get things done right. The owner is so burned, they would not even consider new hardware even though the box is a couple of years old.
We now have a ShadowProtect snapshot of the SBS, the Terminal Server on the SBS network, and a key user's workstation.
We will run through the whole Swing once to catch any gotchas as they have a number of LoB applications installed. Some are still in use, some are not.
By the time we are done, we will have two properly set up networks with the remote access properly configured.
Wow ... How do we get the idea out there that I.T. Costs are no longer secondary and capable of being handled by DIY or shops not properly certified on the products they support?
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