Design and deploy Microsoft Active directory infrastructure
We can design, install and configure a complete Microsoft Active Directory infrastructure for your factory environment.
Whenever a business starts growing the IT infrastructure needs to grow with it. That is why deploying a Microsoft Active Directory domain is key to providing centralised management of your users, computers and resources within your business. Active directory will allow you to control a multitude of objects, parameters and attributes not only on your client and server machines but also in your user and printing environment.
We have experience in using Group policies to auto logon HMI screens and lock down desktops.
We also provide:
- Troubleshooting of existing AD installations
- Management of user accounts, computer accounts, GPOs
- Deployment of a “factory desktop” via thinclients to the factory shop floor
- Upgrades to existing Active Directory installations
- Project manage Active Directory deployments
Microsoft updates\Security patching
We can provide an ongoing Microsoft updates and security patching service. Often within a production environment these updates are critical and cannot be installed when production is running. We can work around factory outages and if necessary we can virtualise the device, test the patches then deploy them on the live device to minimise risk and downtime.
Main reasons to install Microsoft updates:
- Protect Your System From Malicious Software
- Resolve General Windows Issues and Bugs
- Access New Windows & Software Features
We can upgrade servers and workstation operating systems. Where applicable we will fully test application compatibility by use of virtualisation and off line testing.
A way of thinking is “if it isn’t broke, don’t’ fix it”. Unfortunately this is not always the best policy when dealing with IT systems. Applications and server hardware are constantly changing and updating, leaving a server running an old and out of support operating system could become a major issue if the hardware fails or an update to the application running on it comes out. Often new hardware is not compatible with out of support operating systems and upgrading to the newest operating system could become a major task if it is a number a major revisions behind. We can provide a full inventory of your current hardware and operating systems and make recommendations to ensure you are protected in terms of support for your systems.
We can provide a full project management service for installing all Factory IT related activities. We can provide a complete turnkey package or simply coordinate all factory IT activities.