Migration to Cloud from Central MSFT Server
Posted on 2013-06-07
I have a client whom has 8 computers running Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro. They are connected to a Windows Server 2003 Domain with one server. The server performs DNS, DHCP, file sharing, print sharing, virus protection, and performs a backup of information stored on its disk. I'm going to propose using Google Drive for their file sharing and Acronis True Image for their workstation backups.
The router can handle DNS and DHCP. This server is dated and their looking for better options, cost and efficiency.
The only challenge I immediately see is file permissions when sharing with Google drive. Additionally with offline files, I.E. My Google drive might not look like Bob's Google drive. But if I share the document with him he can view it through Chrome. But lets say Bob is on a plane with no internet access, will offline (if available for all users) sync this file to his computer. Thanks in advance.