“Windows Server 2008 helps Macquarie operate … our remote offices more securely and efficiently than we could in the past.”
- Phillip Dundas, Technical Team Lead, Windows Server Group, Information Technology Group, Macquarie Group Limited.
Situation: Based in Sydney, Australia, Macquarie Group Limited is the parent company for diversified businesses offering different types of financial services, including investment and advisory services, commercial and retail banking, loans and credit services, and custom banking solutions and products for businesses. The company employs more than 12,000 people working in more than 80 locations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. More than 30 percent of the company’s employees work outside its main offices, which are located in Sydney, Hong Kong, London, and New York…
Solution: To improve its strategic position in various markets and provide its remote offices with better technology, Macquarie Group Limited deployed Windows Server 2008 Standard in a pilot program. The company is using the software’s new features, particularly the Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) option for Active Directory® Domain Services. The RODC feature is expected to help Macquarie Group Limited deploy domain controllers more securely in locations where physical security may be less than what it is in a data center. An RODC allows the company to assign a local administrator role to remote office employees without having to grant them user rights for the domain or forest. ..
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