group policy

Senior Project

Project Complete, Reflections

As the semester comes to its conclusion, so does our project.  We chose to build an Active Directory domain because it is an industry standard in the field of systems administration. During the last few months, we have learned a lot about the creation and management of a domain.  Challenges were presented in the form of limited resources or systems not…

Senior Project

Powershell Integration and Testing

This week was quite productive.  We downloaded the Powershell scripts I wrote for work so we could begin implementing some test-cases using both Powershell and the MMC console.  The first problems we ran into were ExecutionPolicy issues – we resolved these by modifying the default execution policy for the IT\ElevatedPrivs OU and running Powershell as an administrator.  We had to use net…

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

Planning and Configuration

The second week is coming to a close.  We have mostly fleshed out the organizational structure of the Nimbus Organization.  The Call Center and Headquarters have been set up with their respective departmental subOUs. Some specialized OUs such as the IT department subOU “ElevatedPrivs” were created in order to allow for more fine tuning of GPO accesses.  Speaking of GPOs,…