A Nightmare on networking street?
Ok, so some of this may be attributed to the migrane that came up just after I discovered how much of a hell I'm going to go through soon, but here goes...
Due to some wonderful government money, my primary school is due for a major network update.
The whole physical cabling and switch infrastructure is being upgraded and replaced. This I am happy with, though question wheither it's really necessary, I'm not going to argue about it.
The FUN begins in stage 2 of the project, where it's been decided by some other company who was paid far too much money, that we need to replace our Admin server, and integrate the admin and curriculum network. They will supply us with a sparkly new dell server, and pay a dell engineer to take it out the box, and plug a network cable into it.... Then leave. It will not even have an OS installed on it.
They are then leaving it down to the individual school, aka, just me, to acquire an OS for it, install it and configure it, then rebuild my entire network to integrate the curriculum and admin networks into a single domain. On top of that, the existing curriculum network runs on winsuite and server 2003, and I now have a number of Windows 7 laptops appearing, which do sort of work on the network, but management of them isn't as good as it should be.
What I'd like to know from someone here, is how long it would be estimated to take, to:
-Setup a new domain on a new server, building all new GPO's from scratch
-Migrate existing system, including all users from 2 seperate domains to the new domain
-recommission the old server(s) as member servers for the purpose of running Print server, AV server etc
-rebuild the existing curriculum network pc's, approximately 50-60 of them to the new domain (rebuild required as not done in a while, as well as being based on winsuite currently)
There is just the one of me, though I may be able to acquire another technician for a few days to assist with the manpower intensive tasks, such as rebuilding... Assume can rebuild 20 PC's per day.
No DHCP/ real network config required, network being installed is a managed network.
I'm not looking for an in-depth breakdown on it, just a wheither it should take a week, a month, or about 12 years....