October 2016

Senior Project

Sprint 1 Complete

Today marks the official conclusion of Spring 1 and the mid-point for the project.  We’ve accomplished a number of things during the first half of the project: Set up virtual machines on a VMWare server Due to resource limitations, we couldn’t obtain a 3rd client machine Create and configure Active Directory Create and configure file shares Set up users and…

Senior Project

SCCM Followup & Server Hardening

This week we continued our break from GPOs by following up on the research into SCCM.  We’ve decided to postpone implementation of SCCM for the time being.  During our research we watched a few videos on the implementation of SCCM and found some trial versions available from Microsoft for the 2016 version. While implementation doesn’t appear to be prohibitively difficult,…

Senior Project

SCCM Research

This week we took a break from setting up group policy objects to review System Center Configuration Manager and see whether we’d have the time and resources to set up SCCM on our domain.  SCCM is a system used to deploy software automatically via Active Directory. We believe that if we have extra time we can implement an SCCM system…

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More Group Policies

We have been finishing up on the creation and setup of departmental shared drives and their automated mappings with GPOs. Default GPOs have been refined to further reduce unnecessary accesses from basic users.   Our GPOs are becoming more focused and less broad – each newer GPO has a specific set of accesses it will configure.   We’ve begun to…