University Department Website

The objective of this project was to make updates and changes to the university department Website.  The major problems that needed changed were the purpose of the site caused confusion and needed to be more precise, the site had very little information for prospective students, businesses, and donors, and lastly the overall look of the site needed updated to a more professional look.  Some of the improvements that the students on this project completed were including only university department content, providing clear university department headings, included a frequently asked questions section, added a history page, and information explaining current and past projects.  During this process the students and project adviser’s decided on using a university web template that was already created, but changing the background from red to gold.  This needed to be approved by an advisor.  After approved he sent the team the appropriate javascript and the team used that to build their website.

Student Team Members: Briony Yocum, Patrick Farmer, LaDarrell Mix

FlipCam

This project included the students analyzing the Flip Cam documentation that was written by a previous students.  The students installed the software on another machine to ensure the documentations accuracy.  Next, the documentation was revised to provide a more comprehensive approach for the user.  The client wanted to make sure the documentation could be understood by a novice user.

 Student Team Members: Cameron Relford, Corey Small, Liem Do, Redah Alshwkhan

Indiana Company Mail Server

This project was a continuation from the previous semesters work.  The client requested a mail server using Debian as an operating system.  The student continued work by creating user accounts for the mail server.  Throughout the semester the client made a few more requests, asking the student to add an email account and change some of the existing accounts to have a better structure.  The student ran into a problem due to a content management system called Drupal.  The settings for the mail server didn’t match the settings for Drupal.  The student found a solution that was the SSL was not configured properly on the mail server. The student made these changes for the client in order to ensure functionality.

Project Student: Stephan Keller

Protocol Research

The main goal of this project was based on giving students hands-on experience through labs by researching protocols, then using applications to see how it works in an encrypted environment.  The student focused on making more focused labs on how the protocols work, how it handles data, and how its data is transferred. The four main protocols that were looked at include DES, 3DES, AES, and SSL/TLS. The student created a program using Java as a programming language.  The program was designed with a client-side GUI feature as well as a server side.  The program begins with a welcome screen where the students can change preferences and start the connections with other students.  They can start a new project form the file drop down menu and enter in the IP addresses of the systems that they want to connect.  Once both students accept the request they are sent to the “Man Pane” where most of the information is given to the students.  Within the Man Pane there are two sections, Connection 1 and Connection 2.  These connections are the students that accepted the request and were added into the project.  This project would allow a student to use the program to look at information that is given with the project and also to look at how information is passed from one instance of the program that a student is using.  This project also allows the students to look at the information as its being transferred from one system to another.

Project Student: Richard Berry

Team Foundation Server 2008

The goal of this project was to set up Team Foundation Server 2008.  The student proceeded by using windows server 2008 to begin.  A requirement became exposed that wasn’t known before, SQL Server.  SQL Server 2005 was installed on the Team Foundation Server successfully.  The student created a local account and downloaded SharePoint Services.  The Team Foundation Server was up and running, however, the next step was to test the connection.  After the connection was made creating a new project needed to be tested.  This was unsuccessful and the student needed to add permissions to allow the creation of a new project.

Project Student: Liem Do

S.A.F.E. Server and VPN

The students for this project were in charge of installing Encase and its S.A.F.E.  The Encase client software was already installed on each of the lab computers so the student only had to install the license server.  The instructor gave the students a dell computer to use for the S.A.F.E. server.  It was installed by following the instruction manual then the public and private encryption keys were generated as well as the machine token.  Then, both of those were sent to the Indiana Company and the students waited for the completion file to finish the installation.  The instructor used the file to complete the server installation.  In order to use the full-license Encase outside of the lab environment, the students suggested using VPN.  They tried OpenVPN, but was unsuccessful.  They then used freesshd and puTTy to create a secure connection.  That method worked but the client computer was still unable to communicate with Encase NAS to retrieve the license.  Next, the students tried to use LogMeIn VPN software and was able to successfully complete the project.

Student Team Members: Liem Do, Redah Alshwkhan

Troubleshooting HP Scanjet 4670

The basis of this project was to troubleshoot the HP Scanjet.  The student located the device drivers and updates.  He then downloaded and installed them onto one of the lab computers.  When that was complete they tested the HP and it worked perfectly.  He set up the scanner for the front desk in the university technology office on the third floor and made sure to download and install the device drivers and updates.

Project Student: Liem Do

Testing Printers and Fax Machine

Printers and fax machines were tested to ensure which ones were and were not in working order.  They were hooked up, powered on, a test page was printed, and a paper was written about each device.  The ones that did not work were prepared for the university department retrieval.

Project Student: Liem Do

Nagios

This project was to implement Nagios for the client to monitor servers.  The student decided to install Ubuntu Server version in order to proceed with this project.  Next, Nagios was installed on the server by going through Ubutnu’s repositories.  The student then installed an SSH server.  In order to start monitoring, NSClient++ is needed on the remote machine.  The next step was to set up the notification system.  He found documentation that guided him through setting up the utilization of email Accounts to be configured with Send Mail Postfix.  After this he was able to send and receive notifications using the email Account.  The final step was to set up text message notifications.  The system is currently fully functional within the client environment

 Project Student: Jerome Liwanag

Ghost

This project consisted of the students ghosting class rooms.  Ghosting refers of the process of pushing and pulling images from a server to a workstation to ensure the latest updates to the system.  It also restores the machine to its original state as far as taking off any software that does not belong or files that were saved to the machine. This process keeps all the labs consistent and safe from viruses or key loggers. Another big part of this project is to ensure that all of the builds that are used on these machines are up to date on software and anti-virus. The students also add any software that is requested by the instructors.

Student Team Members: James Reid, Rick Wilburn, and Patrick Hegyes