Active Directory Upgrade

INDUSTRY: Trade Association
LOCATION: Washington, DC
CLIENT PROFILE: Established over 75 years ago, this Washington, DC-based trade association serves over 700 federal members and over 140,000 individual members. Staff includes 55 individuals with an operating budget of $4.4M.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Client requested Canalini to upgrade its Active Directory environment to Server 2012 R2 and actualize its directory environment to Microsoft's latest supported Active Directory Platform in order to strengthen its security posture and enhance directory recoverability. The client also requested an update to its current SSL certificate to ensure safe access to email protocols.

BUDGET: $8,000
RESOURCES: Senior Consultant and Project Manager


Discovery Phase

  • Provided Health Assessment and Discovery of Domain Controller Features Configuration
  • Evaluated Microsoft Core Infrastructure Services and Domain Controllers
  • Evaluated Document Sites, Services, and IP Settings

Design Phase

  • Design Meeting for Server 2012 R2 Domain Features
  • Visio Design for new 2012 R2 Domain Environment
  • Delivered Upgrade RoadMap Document

Configuration Phase

  • Extended Active Directory Schema to 2012 R2
  • Deployed 2012 R2 Domain Controllers
  • Ensured Replication Health
  • Migrated FSMO Roles
  • Enabled 2012 R2 Advanced Features
  • Generated Exchange 2010 CSR
  • Updated Exchange 2010 Environment with New Certificate

Post-Migration Phase

  • Decommissioned Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers
  • Raised Forest and Domain Functional Level to 2012 R2
Danielle Fish