Which deployment strategy should you recommend?
Asked by: bismin
Testlet: Graphic Design Institute, Case B
You are designing a Windows Server 2008 R2 deployment strategy for the Minneapolis campus servers.
Which deployment strategy should you recommend?\r\n
You are the systems administrator for the Graphic Design Institute (GDI). GDI is a private liberal arts and
technical college with campuses in multiple cities.
The campus locations, users, client computers, and servers are described in the following table.
The campuses are connected by a fully meshed WAN.
The corporate network includes Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Domain controllers are located
on each campus.
GDI uses Microsoft Windows Deployment Server (WDS) to distribute images by using Preboot Execution
Environment (PXE). GDI builds images by using the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK).
GDI uses Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to distribute and manage Windows security
updates and software updates.
All private client computers and portable computersused by faculty and staff are members of the WSUS
computer group named Staff. All shared client computers are members of the WSUS computer group
named LabComputers. All faculty and staff users aremembers of the global security group named
GDI_Staff. All students are members of the global security group named GDI_Students.
Specific servers are configured as shown in the following table.
The main data center is located on the Boston campus. ADMX and ADML files are centrally stored on
All Charlotte servers reside in the CH_Servers organizational unit (OU). CHDATA01, CHDATA02,
CHDATA03, and CHDATA04 reside in the CH_FileServersOU. CH_FileServers is a child OU of
A Group Policy object (GPO) named ServerSettings applies Windows Internet Explorer settings to all
After successful migrations to Windows Server 2008 R2 in Boston, New Haven, and Tacoma, GDI plans to
migrate its other campuses to Windows Server 2008 R2 in advance of a full Windows 7 client computer
Server deployment on the Austin campus must be performed on weekends by using scheduled
The post-migration environment must meet the following business requirements:
Maximize data protection.
Maximize existing resources.
The post-migration environment must meet the following security requirements:
All updates must be distributed by using WSUS.
All critical updates must be installed as soon as possible.
All drives on the Minneapolis campus servers must have Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption enabled.
The post-migration environment must meet the following data protection requirements:
All servers must have automated backup routines.
All backups must be replicated to the Boston data center at the end of each business week.
The post-migration environment must meet the following resource requirements:
Installations and recovery must be performed remotely.
All department volumes on file servers must have NTFS quotas.
Minimize download time for users who open MicrosoftOffice documents over the WAN.
Ensure that users’ files are always opened from theclosest file server when available.
Users’ files must be accessible by the same path from all campuses.
Install from media.
Use a discover image in WDS.
Auto Add from Policy.
Use multicast image deployment.