Windows Server Setup
Our scope of work in setting up your Windows Server 2022.

Professional Services - Windows Server 2022 Setup:

a. Install Windows Server 2022 on the designated server hardware.
b. Configure basic server settings such as time zone, language, and regional settings.
c. Assign a static IP address and configure network settings.
d. Install and configure necessary drivers and updates.
e. Set up server roles and features required for the environment

Active Directory Configuration:

a. Create a new Active Directory forest or join an existing forest.
b. Define the domain name and NetBIOS name.
c. Configure the appropriate domain functional level.
d. Set up organizational units (OUs) for organizing users, groups, and computers.
e. Create user accounts and assign appropriate group memberships.
f. Configure domain policies and security settings.

DNS Server Configuration:

a. Install the DNS Server role on the Windows Server 2022.
b. Configure forward and reverse lookup zones for the domain.
c. Set up DNS forwarding and configure DNS resolution settings.
d. Test DNS functionality and resolve any issues.

Group Policy Configuration:

a. Create and configure Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to enforce desired settings.
b. Set up policies for password complexity, account lockout, and other security settings.
c. Configure GPOs for software deployment, drive mapping, and printer management.
d. Link GPOs to appropriate OUs and test their application on client machines.

File and Folder Permissions:

a. Set up shared folders on the server for data storage.
b. Define appropriate folder structures and permissions.
c. Configure access control lists (ACLs) to grant or restrict access to files and folders.
d. Test file and folder permissions from client machines.

Client Machine Configuration:

a. Clean-up/patching Windows 10/11 Pro on up to 10 client machine, ensuring its at functional level.
b. Join the client machines to the domain created in the Active Directory.
c. Assign client device to correct OU, apply policies, network settings and mapping of services.
d. Verify connectivity to the server and enforce share access.

Testing and Troubleshooting:

a. Perform comprehensive testing to ensure domain functionality, DNS resolution, and Group Policy application.
b. Troubleshoot any issues or errors encountered during the setup process.
c. Document and resolve any outstanding problems.

Documentation and Handover:

a. Create documentation outlining the server configuration, domain structure, and network settings.
b. Prepare user guides or manuals for future administrators.
c. Provide training or handover sessions to relevant IT staff.

Setup fee is for up to 20 users, covering shared printers and storage device. Data migration will be scripted to run overnight if necessary. Implementation will be done during office hours 0900 - 1800 hrs Mon - Fri. Any proprietary applications are supported on best effort basis.


Office 365 Professional Services
Our work of scope covers:-

Domain Configuration:

a. Access the domain registrar account where the .COM domain is registered. (Transfer if required)
b. Update the domain's DNS settings to point to the Office 365 nameservers.
c. Configure necessary DNS records such as CNAME, TXT, and SPF records to support Office 365 services.

Office 365 Setup:

a. Provision and set up an Office 365 tenant for the domain.
b. Verify domain ownership in Office 365.
c. Set up licenses for the 5 users and assign appropriate subscription plans.

Email Account Creation:

a. Create user accounts for the 5 users in Office 365.
b. Configure email addresses for each user using the .COM domain.
c. Set up mailbox sizes, retention policies, and other email-related settings.

DNS Setup:

a. Configure DNS records in the domain registrar's account to support Office 365 services.
b. Create necessary DNS records such as MX (Mail Exchanger), CNAME, and TXT records.
c. Verify the DNS configuration and ensure that the domain is properly connected to Office 365.

MX Transfer:

a. Transfer the MX records from the current email service provider to Office 365.
b. Update the MX records in the domain registrar's account to point to Office 365.

Azure AD Integration:

a. Set up Azure Active Directory (AD) for the Office 365 tenant.
b. Connect the Azure AD with the Office 365 tenant.
c. Configure user accounts in Azure AD and synchronize them with Office 365.

Mail Setup:

a. Configure email client applications (e.g., Word, Excel, Outlook, OneDrive, Teams) for the 5 users to connect to their Office 365 mailboxes.
b. Set up email forwarding or aliases, if required.
c. Test email delivery, sending, and receiving functionality.

Let us take care of the IT support and troubleshoot during the migration/setup remotely/on-site.


Office 365 Backend Setup - Transfer Domain
Our setup usually involves initiating domain transfer-in to our registrar.

Once in, we will create and a tenant and verify your domain with Office 365.

We will configure all required DNS records, configure your email accounts on Microsoft portal.

We will also guide/assist your users remotely to setup Outlook for Office 365. (Note this service does not provide on-site support. All setup are to be done via remote management tools like Anydesk)

Once done we will switch the MX records to Microsoft and let the DNS propagation complete over the weekend.

By Monday of subsequent week, your email switch should be completed and mails will start coming in via Microsoft server.

You can leave the old mail server running for a week then terminate the service completely.

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