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By vidya ·
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What us the checklist that a consultant needs to go through when he is going out to an assignment to a client-site ?
What tools can he/she use to get familiar with the existing network ASAP ?

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by DynaNIN In reply to CONSULTING

You need to ask as many questions as possible up front.
What is the OS Platform?
What protocols are being used?
How many nodes?
Any topology diagrams they can share?
What about firewalls etc.? (Do you need internet access?)
What kind of troubleshooting are you referring to? - your question appears too general to pinpoint.
If you look at NT Server and TCP/IP protocols you need to know a bunch about the setup. Is it DHCP or static? What are the subnets and IP ranges used? Is WINS used for Domain Naming? What utilities run on the server in question. What services are running? You need to poke around and find out under what circumstances the problems occur. I actually had one case where the NT System Account login was corrupted and nothing shy of re-installing NT would fix the problems, but at least I was able to prove it to the client and restore faith in our companies products!!!

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by vidya In reply to CONSULTING

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by edahl In reply to CONSULTING

First on my list would be a phone call or preferably visit with the couple of the "right" people in the target organization - not just the ones that are hiring you.

As you know there can be enourmous gaps in perception and knowledge in a largeorganization. On the pretense of learning the technical architecture, arrange to talk with a couple of the line supervisors or tech leads. Befriend them, allay their suspicions and ask them how things "really" work. Look for the skeletons in the closets. They will tell you what tools they use, can give you the lowdown on the architecture, and will be hugely helpful in answering later questions.

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