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Determining Data Management Stakeholder Needs

Updated: December 5, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

In order to provide administrative coverage for all aspects of data management, you first have to understand your data management administrative needs. This involves evaluating administrative requirements specific to your organization for each aspect of data management.

The following approach is useful in understanding and documenting the administrative needs of all data Identify the number of business units participating in the domain.

  1. For each business unit, determine the following management stakeholders:

    • User Accounts. Determine the total number of accounts and the number of administrative groups involved in account management or that require the ability to manage accounts.

    • Workstations. Determine the total number of workstations, the number of locations, and the number of administrative groups involved in workstation management or that require the ability to manage workstations.

    • Member Servers. Determine the total number of servers, the number of locations, and the number of administrative groups involved in server management or that require the ability to manage servers.

    • Resources. Resources can include Web, file, application, or database servers or services. Determine the total number of servers and services, the number of locations, and the number of administrative groups involved in resource management or that require the ability to manage resources.

  2. For each business unit, determine the Group Policy requirements.

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