New Trier District 203: Online File Manager Deployment
Ongoing     Case # 10020     Affiliated Job:  New Trier Township District 2031
Opened:  Wednesday, August 15, 2007     Closed:  N/A
Total Hit Count:  33067     Last Hit:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:45:35 PM
Unique Hit Count:  5278     Last Unique Hit:  Wednesday, October 18, 2017 11:45:35 PM
Case Type(s):  Database, Development, Server
Case Notes(s):  All cases are posted for review purposes only. Any implementations should be performed at your own risk.

Project:
After starting with New Trier, one of our first efforts was to migrate the file servers away from Novell to Microsoft. This would mean we would lose a functionality of Novell for web based file sharing of the network shares. I suggested a product I had previously developed named "OFM" or "Online File Manager." After demonstrating this product, it was determined that it's use would meet the requirements and I began custom development of my product for the request of New Trier.

OFM was set as a standalone system, with user accounts managed in the affiliated database to the OFM. For New Trier, I revised the code to make use of NTFS permissions; thereby, granting only the access allowed to a resource determined by the OS, not by OFM.

I also developed into the system the ability for Staff & Faculty to "Share" resources out of their home drive to other Staff & Faculty as well as with Students. This ability permitted a folder to be shared to permit a defined number of uploads and the ability to share files out for download for a set period of time.

And finally, I developed into the interface a strict logging mechanism that records absolutely every activity performed throughout the system. This reporting setup was later interfaced with adjustments I made on a A.D. group policy which records every user login/logout on network workstations. Therefore, the logging and reporting goes far beyond that of the OFM.

It is also the main menu of the OFM which is where additions, I have developed while with New Trier, have been added. Since the authentication is tightly integrated to A.D., group memberships read from A.D. already exist and therefore I use this authentication to define the menu listing of options:
-   OFM (Core "Drive Mappings" or "FileStores")
-   Both User & Group Account Management
   o   The bulk is handled by the Logon Scripts for drive mappings and A.D. group memberships; however, there is still administration of the FileStores (which are the drive mappings) and built in groups to the OFM system
-   Device Management (Servers/Network Devices)
   o   This was developed for asset tracking, it also allows us to schedule unattended server reboots
-   Project Management System
-   Port Database
   o   This was built for the Cisco VoIP Switch Over
-   Barcode & ID Management (Pulled from eSchool, eFinance & IVIS)
-   Custom Distribution List Creator
   o   This allows for creation of custom distribution lists on the ListSERV system based on queries out of eSchool (Student Records)
-   OFM Usage Report
-   Workstation Login/Logout Report

Action(s) Performed:
Total Action(s): 6
Action # Recorded Date Type Hit(s) User Expand Details
10073 2/17/2010 4:00:36 PM Development 1628 contact@danieljchu.com Some sample illustrations of the Online File Manager are shown below. Thes  More ...
10089 2/17/2010 4:00:35 PM Database 2594 contact@danieljchu.com A sample illustration of the Online File Manager Entity Relationship Diagra  More ...
10074 2/17/2010 3:59:56 PM Development 1631 contact@danieljchu.com Some sample illustrations of the OFM Reporting & Server/Device Management a  More ...
10075 2/17/2010 3:58:11 PM Development 1629 contact@danieljchu.com Some sample illustrations of the Port Database & the Project Management Sys  More ...
10090 2/17/2010 3:58:05 PM Database 1588 contact@danieljchu.com A sample illustration of the Project Management System Entity Relationship   More ...
10076 2/17/2010 3:57:18 PM Development 1659 contact@danieljchu.com Some sample illustrations of the Custom Distribution List Generator are sho  More ...



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