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College of Engineering Active Directory

Current State

Currently, the College of Engineering departments and centers have disparate networks that make up approximately 24 different Active Directory forests and domains. These respective networks, infrastructure hardware, and applications were historically designed based on each department’s philosophies and/or requirements.

Future State

In the future, the College of Engineering departments and centers will transition from a distributed IT operations model to a shared service model.  In order to advance and support this integration, a comprehensive design, implementation, and migration of Active Directory (AD) will take place beginning in the spring of ’17. The design will follow best practices and meet distinct business requirements of all current and future stakeholders. All objects and data will be migrated from the old to the new AD including security principals. Completion of the project will include the decommissioning of all old domains.

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