Case Project 4-1: Dealing with a Disk Crash
These case projects use the information found in the lesson chapters. You should take care to:
Answer in complete sentences using proper grammar and spelling.
Remember to identify and cite your sources.
Be thorough in your research and response.
Last week, a disk containing CSM Tech Publishing’s current project manuscripts crashed. Fortunately, there was a backup, but all files that had been added or changed that day were lost. A new disk had to be purchased for overnight delivery, and the data had to be restored. Several days of work time were lost. The owner of CSM Tech wants to know what can be done to prevent the loss of data and time if a disk crashes in the future. The server currently has two disks installed: one for the Windows boot and system volumes and one for manuscript files. The disk used for manuscript files is about one-third full. There’s enough money in the budget to purchase up to two new drives if needed. What solution do you recommend, and why?
You should take care to:
- Answer in complete sentences using proper grammar and spelling.
- Remember to identify and cite your sources.
- Be thorough in your research and response.
Case Project 3-1: Outfitting a Branch Office with Server Core
You have been supporting CSM Tech Publishing’s Windows Server 2012 R2 server network for over a year. The office has two Windows Server 2012 R2 servers running Active Directory and a number of other roles. Management has informed you that a small sales office is opening in the same building three floors up. The sales manager wants to install a sales application on server located in the sales office. This server will have limited physical security because there’s no special room dedicated for it, which means it will be accessible to non-IT personnel and visitors. You’ve considering installing Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Core on the new server because accessing its console regularly probably won’t be necessary, and this server will be managed from one of the other CSM Tech Publishing servers. What are the benefits and drawbacks of using Server Core for this branch office?What are some things you should do to set up this server management environment?