To better maintain the network environment of the Living Lab, the implementation of an active directory domain server was necessary.  Utilizing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, the authorization and authentication of the many client computers housed in the lab can be easily monitored.  Restricting select software and programs from unauthorized users and using Group Policy Objects to set specific rules and criteria on each and every machine.  Maintaining the server keeps the lab environment secure and evolving with the growth of the lab.


Project Student: Leland Brown