I recently started work back on the 8th of January, 2010 on planning out and designing the company’s Active Directory infrastructure upgrade to run Windows Server 2008 R2. This project was originally slated to start one year ago (then for Windows Server 2008) but was put on the backburner due to the recent slowdown of the economy. At the time that decision was made, there was some initial disappointment for sure. But looking back on it now, I’d say it was worth the wait. (And you know what they say about things happening for a reason…) I’ve been spending some time looking over what Windows Server 2008 R2 brings to the table with respect to Active Directory and it’s pretty exciting to be honest.
Going forward, we just met with Microsoft on the 25th and 26th of this month and they gave their official blessing on all the documentation that I’ve been working on during the last few weeks (high-level planning overview, detalied desgin, process cookbook, etc). I’m really looking forward to implementing the upgrade and working with the new features and tool sets.
I guess now I’ll need to start learning PowerShell next 🙂