This is a robust and efficient file and print sharing service. It utilizes Active Directory (AD) to manage User and Computer accounts to ensure security and ease of use for the end user.
MSW utilizes Microsoft's Active Directory to provide robust and secure file/print services. There are two servers in a Microsoft Cluster with a Storage Area Network backend to improve uptime and performance, located in a climate-controlled, secure, and UPS-equipped computer room. PCs will belong to the Active Directory which automatically contains all NetIDs and will map shared drives and control security. Each department is allotted space based upon their request and it is maintained with quota software. This quota may be increased or decreased quickly by request. Access to files is controlled by ITServices utilizing file permissions. Using a proven system that allows designated representatives to add/remove users in groups, allows the representative to give users Modify or Read-only access. All server files are backed up using Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).