Assignment 1: The Wild Frontier, Part
1 Due Week 3 and worth 70 points
Imagine you are the leader of
the IT team at the national headquarters for a company supplying western wear to
an international market. The owner, Sam Yosemite, tells your IT team to provide
support to four (4) new satellite offices but his instructions are vague and
incoherent. You only know that the employees in the new offices (numbering about
20 staff for each) will have to be self-sufficient and mirror nearly all the
applications used at headquarters, but on minimal budgets. The satellite offices
will be in operation for a combined total of 24 hours each day. Each office will
operate based on its own set of local business hours, which do not overlap among
other satellite offices. Your IT staff is solely responsible for providing
support to the satellite offices. Your boss needs to keep the costs for
licensing and support low or risk cutting into the budget for the IT staff
Write a three to four (3-4) page proposal paper which covers
Differentiate between best uses of Active Directory (AD) versus New
Technology File System (NTFS) permissions.
Analyze how you would utilize NTFS permissions for security and appropriate
Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages of different
application server options. Be specific in your configuration
Choose an application server option that best suits the needs described by
the scenario and explain why the application server option you chose is
Determine the best way configure and deploy file server(s).
Determine how to configure and deploy printers.
Use Visio or a similar tool to depict graphically the physical and logical
layout of your plan. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in
the required page length.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia
and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch
margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or
school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s
name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
Include charts or diagrams created in Excel, Visio, or one of their
equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, and OpenOffice. The completed diagrams /
charts must be imported into the Word document before the paper is
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this
Explain the various types of application servers and roles.
Demonstrate the ability to plan, deploy, and configure application servers
and file servers.
Compare and contrast among the different types of application servers.
Demonstrate the ability to plan, deploy, and configure print and fax
Use technology and information resources to research issues in application
Write clearly and concisely about application server development using
proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.