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LISA 2002 - Technical Program Abstract

Embracing and Extending Windows 2000

Jon Finke - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Pp. 65-74 of the Proceedings of LISA '02: Sixteenth Systems Administration Conference,
(Berkeley, CA: USENIX Association, 2002).


We were recently presented with the challenge of deploying a large scale Windows 2000 environment, initially for the Administration Division, but eventually including academic and other users. Rather than try to eventually re-integrate independently administered domains, we took this as an opportunity to develop the tools and resources to provide a campus-wide Windows 2000 environment that is well integrated with the existing enterprise information and computing systems, much like we integrated our Unix systems. This would automate many of the mundane administrative functions, yet provide appropriate delegation of control to departmental administrators as needed. This paper describes the systems we developed to make this happen.

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