In today's information age, one of the most important assets a company maintains is its information or information access. Many businesses either are faced or will be faced with the inevitable network replacement or upgrading to facilitate information storage, security, or access. This can be a costly and time consuming venture if not planned for in a deliberate manner such as a project.

The current project of Windows 2000 deployment will be utilized as the basis for this management project thesis. The steps and the thought process we utilized will be explained in some detail. This will include some information on bandwidth, server, and switching upgrade requirements to maintain or improve user access time on a network. A conversion sequence plan is described in chronological order of events. The published Microsoft deployment processes on Windows 2000 deployment or fielding was neither used nor reviewed prior to executing this project. This is an independent development of the organization of which I am currently employed..