This is part one of a long multi-part post.
We recently purchased a QNAP TS-879U-RP NAS with 24 TB of storage for use by Media students in order to store their (massive) media files.
The project required the following to be achieved:
- QNAP configured with RAID 6 as this NAS was not going to be backed up in any way.
- Aggregate the 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports for maximum throughput.
- Join the NAS to our Active Directory domain.
- Restrict NAS access to our media students and lecturers only.
- To automate the provisioning of Home Directories on the NAS for media students and staff and assigning the owner ‘Modify’ permissions to the directory.
- Allow Media students and lecturers ‘Modify’ permissions to a mutually shared area on the NAS.
- Allow Media lecturers ‘Read & Execute’ permissions to all home directories.
- Allow Media lecturers the ability to manage the NAS access to media students.
I achieved all of this using a combination of two Active Directory Groups (for maximum administration ease!), the NAS itself, Group Policy Preferences and (of course) Powershell.
Each of the above points will become a link to the relevant post as I type it up into this blog so you will be able to jump to any part that is relevant to yourself. There will be a few posts and, as I tend to write my posts literally step-by-step as I have done all my guides, it may take me a while to get all the parts up however I expect it to be complete in around 7 days from now.