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Old 12-26-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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Setting up a new Office !!


I have been assigned to setup a new office.I will be responsible for administrating an office network with around 50 users, which would grow to 150 users in a year.I need suggestions about what plan I need to make before starting up with the project. I need help with Network Setup? What kind of network IP I need to setup.
Any tutorial which talks about the Simple Network Setup for 200 users.
Though I am an Application Support Engineer, I want to take this responsibilty and challenge. I am sure yu guys would suggest me.

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Old 12-26-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi,

You're in for a challenge then. Depending on your budget I'd suggest you start making a list of what services you need for your users and how you will provide for those services (internal own servers, external, ...). Next on the list you'll need to note what network infrastructure you want to set up. Are you going to administer a Windows domain with Active Directory and Windows desktops? Do you already have a Group Policy and Internet Policy lined out?

There are so many things that you have to take into account if you want to set it up correct and easy to administer. A badly configured and set up network needs a lot of time and man hours to administer and maintain at a good functional level.

A good preparation is half the work. Take it one step at the time and don't rush into it because you'll forget things and fail for sure.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 12-26-2009, 12:31 PM   #3
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I agree with EricTRA on several levels. My mantra has long been
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Lead with Benefits. Follow with Features.
"Benefits" add value to your organization.

"Features" enable business processes that yield those benefits.

"Software" implements those features.

"Hardware" provides and environment for software execution.

A corollary to this mantra says:
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You cannot automate a mess.
Can you write a "user story" or "use case" for all of the various departments that you will serve? Remember that these stories might best have a business operational perspective rather than a technology bits and bytes perspective. There will be situations where technical absolutes will appear in your stories. For example, "... connect off-the-shelf laptop ..." mostly means interoperation with whatever MicroSoft is doing. Another example involves intergration with factory or distribution facility machines. They demand whatever they demand so you dance to their tune.

Good luck! Please consider a blog or other e-journal of your efforts. This will make a wonderful deployment story and you can look back and laugh years after the fact.

Cheers,
~~~ 0;-Dan
 
Old 12-26-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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I have been assigned to setup a new office.I will be responsible for administrating an office network with around 50 users, which would grow to 150 users in a year.
OMG ... that size cannot be easy for a newbie. You have to race a very stiff curve and coping.
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I need suggestions about what plan I need to make before starting up with the project. I need help with Network Setup?
Be frequent at the Networking Group in LQ.

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What kind of network IP I need to setup.
Because you want to take the challenge go for IPv6 (version 6) if your patron cannot afford a bigger IP block from the ISP.

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Any tutorial which talks about the Simple Network Setup for 200 users.
Though I am an Application Support Engineer,
Choose from here, all tutorials are for Networking and they are free.

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I want to take this responsibilty and challenge. I am sure yu guys would suggest me.
Good luck.
 
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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Choose from here, all tutorials are for Networking and they are free.
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Nice link. Thanks.
 
Old 12-26-2009, 01:06 PM   #6
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damgar,

You are welcome.
You can wrap another blanket to an oldman this winter by clicking that blue thumbs up button at the right side. I will be the one to thank you for doing that favor.
Ha ha

Happy New Year ahead.
 
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