VT AIS Windows 2000 Pilot Project
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The AIS Windows 2000 Pilot project was implemented to test a Windows 2000 configuration for general distribution to the Virginia Tech campus community. The project was designed to examine "the benefits and advantages of a centrally-managed Windows 2000 environment." The project was also used to test the feasibility of using a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device for centrally stored user files.
Access to Windows 2000 Features and Enhancements
- Security :
- Remote Administration
"Any Time, Any Where" Software Suite
Data Storage and Accessibility Components
Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection
- Roaming Profiles provide similar, "personalized" work environments on all domain member machines.
- Redirected Folders provide access to files stored in the "My Documents" and "Desktop" folders from any domain member machine. Files stored in these locations are backed up on a regular basis.
- Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection
- System and Disaster Recovery Components
- Data Storage and Accessibility Components
Software: What software was included in the AIS Windows 2000 Pilot Project?
Results and Concerns
- Software Test Results: Summary Table
- Some Suggested Best Practices
What did we learn during the AIS Windows 2000 Pilot Project testing?
Last Modified: May 15, 2002