I am the System's Administrator of an EMS organization and we employ approximately 50-60 members. Some quick overviews on the existing network..
- The router is a Linksys E900 SOHO Router that has been working out surprisingly well for the last year or two.
- The router then feeds to a unmanaged 3Com SuperStack Switch (sorry for the typo)
- The Wireless Access Point is a Linksys WAP4400N Level 2 AP
- The Windows 2008 R2 Server runs: Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, File Services, Print Services, and Network Services (VPN-PPTP)
- The client workstations (4) are all running Windows 7 Pro with a fairly restrictive GPO
- At any given time I may have up to 15 wireless devices connected (primarily: iPhones/iPads, android devices, and laptops Mac/Windows)
I just purchased a Dell PowerEdge 6850 with 24GB of RAM and 4x3.0GHZ Dual Core Processors as an upgrade from our old PowerEdge SC440 with 4GB RAM and 1x2.8GHZ Core2Duo Processor. I plan on using the old server as an Untangle Web Filter (which I have running on a MUCH older machine and isn't worth mentioning). The new server I am looking to run as many items in a VM as possible without degrading the network. I want my VM's to backup weekly so we have a minimal chance of a data loss and guaranteed "restore points" that I can rely on should something need migrated or catastrophically fail.
I guess what I'm asking is realistically, how would you deploy this network, I would like to almost totally "redo" it, the only thing I am limited by is where the computers physically are. The reason is some of the computers are logging on VERY slow (5-10 minute) times, while other's are zipping right into the AD. So between that and the new hardware coming it will give me some time to re-do some things.
Any insight/pro-tips would be incredibly helpful. Thanks!
Edit: Point of interest, I am debating "UniFi" as the wireless management solutions, but I would like to use my existing access points? I'm not sure if that is even a possibility? I haven't done as much research as should have since I have had limited time lately
Best Answer +BudMan , 06 January 2014 - 19:23
I wouldn't be so worried about printer stuff, but this points to something out of whack.
An Warning Event occurred. EventID: 0x00001695
Time Generated: 01/06/2014 13:40:52
Dynamic registration or deletion of one or more DNS records associated with DNS domain 'eatvac.org.' failed. These records are used by other computers to locate this server as a domain controller (if the specified domain is an Active Directory domain) or as an LDAP server (if the specified domain is an application partition). Go to the full post