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  1. Exchange 2007 Services

    by , 29th March 2010 at 11:46 AM
    Well, I've just been a pit of a Tail Spin over an interesting problem.

    We had a scheduled power outage this weekend due to electrical work on site. So on Saturday morning I was in to shut down all the servers and then back again in the afternoon to start them all up again. Thankfully, no hard drive failures this time and all seemed well.

    Came in this morning to an interesting problem; some people couldn't access their e-mail as Outlook 2007 was complaining that it ...
  2. Hoping for a better week....

    by , 7th March 2010 at 04:44 PM
    It's Sunday afternoon, and already I'm thinking about work already (I'll try not to write that as 'worrying about work').

    Last week was a difficult week, the only good thing that came out of it was a most excellent training session at Karate because of all the stress that had built up. I appologise now to all those that I punched and kicked during that class!

    Anyway, the reason for the stress......

    1. A certain member of the Teaching staff once again ...
  3. Windows 7 Journey - Deploying Printers

    by , 20th February 2010 at 04:53 PM
    We deployed to the Staff Room Windows 7 the other day; my technician (Fatmas) has been playing with MSDT and been syspreping and capturing our base image nicely.

    Something was bothering me though, logon times seemed very long. And it wasn't down to the known issue with Wallpaper as the hotfix was part of our image. As soon as the GPO that installed the Printer was enabled, logon times where well over 30 seconds. Without the GPO enabled, logon time was about or less than 10 secs. ...
  4. Our Windows 7 Journey

    by , 12th February 2010 at 10:43 AM
    Some fellow Edugeekers may have notice my presence on the Windows 7 forums recently; we're seriously looking into Win7 for September 2010.

    This has been accelerated by issues we've had with the CSE Workspace system during an actual exam. Members of SMT and the ICT Teaching faculty have made noises that it was time to look for an alternative.

    We've got Windows 2003 domain, but we introduced a Windows 2008 Domain Controller (on our XenServer) last Summer so with RSAT ...
  5. ...and relax!

    by , 12th September 2009 at 09:59 AM
    So, after all the hardwork over Summer I got called into the ICT Teachers Departmental Meeting to talk about what we done over the Summer and get their feedback after the first full week back.

    Haven't posted for a while, been busy doing the following....

    1. Implemented new XenServer which is now running four virtual machines. This has enabled us to switch off two old servers that needed replacing and split the roles on to these seperate virtual machines. Performance ...
  6. Reconfigure whole rack just for a Dell Server

    by , 11th April 2009 at 11:44 AM
    I admit it, I'm a Dell tart. Always have been. Always been impressed mainly with their support and never had problems.

    Recently I've had to purchase a new Server for Exchange 2007 that I'm implementing. And spent a lot of time with suppliers working out an affordable spec and deciding on a particular brand. I was very close to purchasing another HP/Compaq ML380 G5, but in the end plumped for a Dell 2950 as again, the support included a 4 hour response which still brought it in ...
  7. Licensing! Why do I have to jump through hoops?

    by , 19th March 2009 at 09:45 AM
    Don't normally post to blogs, but I may start.

    I'm getting sick and tired of having to jump through hoops to get a bit of software working that we've paid a license for.

    I appreciate these companies want to protect their products but, when it gets in the way of day to day running then I start to get annoyed.

    More so, when even though I've licensed a product, due to a glitch or whatever the software then enjoys informing me that I'm running illegal software ...
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