You are a private computer consultant. Anew client, Mr. Green, has approached you to offer general IT consultation to his small business. Mr. Green’s business is currently not networked. However, his business is growing substantially and he is thinking about becoming networked. His IT infrastructure, as small as it is, consists of several stand-alone machines installed with Windows 7 Home Premium.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you analyze and solve the following issues:
Mr. Green recommends installing the Windows 7 Ultimate version since he believes all the networking features he requires can be provided by this “ultimate” version. Mr. Green’s stand-alone machines consist of 2 GHz processors, 4 GBs of system memory, and approximately 350 GBs of free hard drive space. At the same time, Mr. Green is concerned that this potential new edition may not be the correct one for his needs although he wants to experiment with it and be able to resort back to the previous version, if possible.
1.List and explain the concerns about Windows 7 Ultimate’s capabilities that Mr. Green should be aware of currently.
2.List and explain the concerns about Windows 7 Ultimate’s capabilities that Mr. Green should be aware of down the line as his business and network grows.
3.Use Excel, Visio, MS Project, or one of their equivalents such as Open Project, Dia, or OpenOffice to illustrate the steps of the most efficient method for Mr. Green to install Windows 7 Ultimate. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
4.Explain your graphically depicted solution for the most efficient method for Mr. Green to install Windows 7 Ultimate.
5.Describe the concerns you have about helping Mr. Green experiment with Windows 7 Ultimate without requiring a commitment to it.
Once networked, Mr. Green’s staff will need to have constant access to shared files (even when the network goes down) and have the ability to quickly search the network for specific shared files. Staff will also require seamless access to the cloud if the network goes down. Also, the network administrator that Mr. Green hires will need to quickly create Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and use tools to quickly troubleshoot potential IT issues. Mr. Green asks you if these things will be a concern with Windows 7.
6.List and describe the features of Windows 7 Ultimate that can provide all of this functionality, if existent.
Several years have passed, you are still providing networking consultation to Mr. Green, and his business has successfully grown into an enterprise running a Windows Server 2008 network. You need to install Windows 7 Enterprise and required updates, applications, etc. on a few dozen computers. Mr. Green has a computer with Windows 7 Enterprise and applications he uses for his business installed to use as a model for the computers he wants on his network.
7.Explain three (3) migration strategies that should be used in this scenario and how they differ from how you performed stand-alone installations of Windows 7 Ultimate a few years back.
For legacy testing purposes, a user requires two (2) different Windows-based operating systems installed on the same computer: Windows 98 and Windows XP Professional. You decide you want to configure a second computer to provide her with this capability.
8.List the steps necessary for providing a user with the capability of running two (2) different Windows-based operating systems installed on the same computer.
9.Explain the reason for choosing a particular hard disk partitioning style, disk type, and file system.
10.Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your 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 instructions.
•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, MS Project, 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 submitted.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
•Identify computing conditions in which a system needs to be reconfigured.
•Demonstrate the ability to install and configure an operating system and its associated updates.
•Validate and successfully install a computer operating system.
•Demonstrate the ability to discuss the migration phases and considerations in an operating system installation.
•Prepare an enterprise environment for systems deployment using image files.
•Configure and define the disks and devices in an operating system environment.
•Use technology and information resources to research issues in desktop administration and operating system environments.
•Write clearly and concisely about desktop administration and operating system environments using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.
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