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Linux Implementation Proposal


HACKD, LLC. has a new research and development group – LSDG. All systems in LSDG will run the Linux operating system and will access resources, as well as share resources, with HACKD, LLC.’s Microsoft Active Directory domain. The domain consists of several Windows Server 2012 R2 servers running various services (Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, web services, printing and file services). 


HACKD, LLC. also has around 500 client operating system desktops/laptops that run Windows 7 and Windows XP. There is a mix of desktop and laptop systems.


Current Desktop/Laptop Configuration for Windows 7:

Processor: Intel Core i3 Second Generation

Memory: 4GB RAM

Hard Drive: 350GB 

Network Card: 10/100/1000 Mbps

USB Ports: 4 USB 2.0

Monitor: 20inch LCD


Current Desktop/Laptop Configuration for Windows XP:

Processor: Intel Core 2

Memory: 2GB RAM

Hard Drive: 80GB 

Network Card: 10/100 Mbps

USB Ports: 4 USB 2.0

Monitor: 15inch LCD


Your boss wants you to come up with a proposal to replace all Windows XP systems with Linux. You will implement the Linux variant based on your own research.





You must address the following in your proposal and may make any assumptions which are not specified:


> Research and justify whether LSDG will use existing computer hardware that is being used with the Windows XP systems, or if new hardware will be required.

> Plan for migration from Windows XP to Linux.  

> Determine the hardware to be used and the installation options.

> How will users log onto the systems? Explain.

> How will systems receive IP addresses? Explain.

> How will DNS be accessed by the LSDG systems? Explain.

> Explain how files on the network may be accessed by LSDG.

> Explain how LSDG can securely share files within their group and other selected groups/users in the company.

> How will printing be handled? Explain.

> What, if any, data will be encrypted? Explain.