Large Scale System Administration of Windows NT Workshop, 1997
Implementing Large NT Networks in a Heterogeneous Computing
Environment at SLAC
Andrea Chan, Freddie Chow, Jonathan Wong
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford, CA
Similar to most research labs, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
(SLAC) has multiple computing platforms. But in the recent two
years, there has been a tremendous growth of Windows NT at SLAC.
We have encouraged this due to the popularity and availability
of Windows-based software, and to the fact that Windows NT has
system management tools. In this paper, we describe implementing
a new support infrastructure and the use of Microsoft Systems
Management Server (SMS)both needed to migrate the lab quickly
from the chaotic characteristics of desktop computing to a more
centrally-managed NT network. We also describe the use of NTrigue
servers for UNIX and Macintosh users to access Windows-based software
in this heterogeneous environment.
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