Fox and Thomas Lawyers- Server and Backup Refresh

Organisation: Fox and Thomas Business Lawyers has a strong reputation as a law firm able to deliver modern, high quality legal services to clients across Queensland and New South Wales regions from their offices in Goondiwindi and St. George.

Challenge: As part of the lifecycle management for Fox and Thomas the server infrastructure required a full refresh. This included a transition from a purely RDS environment, to a mixed user operating environment comprising of remote desktop for administrative staff and thick clients/desktop machines for fee earners.

Solution: The strategy required the necessary design and deployment plan to achieve the following ;

  • Active Directory Upgrade to 2016
  • Primary File/Print Server Upgrade to 2016
  • RDS Services Upgrade included Gateway services
  • Azure AD Synchronisation
  • Secure Wireless - leveraging RADIUS based authentication 
  • Development of a new corporate standard operating environment (SOE)
  • Deployment solution leveraging Microsoft's WDS and MDT
As a part of the Infrastructure deployment Microsoft Hyper-V 2016 platform.
  • Azure AD
  • Implementation of Multifactor Authentication
  • Datto continuous protection - providing hourly snapshot backups of all systems, with infinite cloud based retention.
  • Office 365 Skype for Business
The following cloud solutions and concepts incorporated;
  • Office 365 Skype for Business
  • Azure AD
  • Implementation of Multifactor Authentication
The desktop deployment and management incorporated;
  • Deployment solution leveraging Microsoft's WDS and MDT
  • Development of corporate standard operating environment (SOE)
  • Development of associated SOE standards and deployment guides.
The following server and infrastructure deployment and management incorporated;
  • Active Directory  to 2016
  • Primary File/Print Server to Server 2016
  • RDS Services include RD Gateway
  • Azure AD Synchronisation
  • RADIUS based authentication for secure Wireless
The Backup and Disaster Recovery platform incorporated;
  • Datto continuous protection - providing hourly snapshot backups of all systems, with infinite cloud based retention.

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