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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Our kids broke up last week, I have already had a clear out of the servers - user accounts, data etc. I'm half way through getting ready the new starters and moving students to the relevant groups etc. Thats all scripted.
    Yesterday I installed SP2 accross our 2003 servers....Keeping a close eye on that....
    I've got 24 new laptops arriving Aug + 6 more AP to install in various buildings. Going to rip out the old cabinet and give everything a good dust and have a general clear out. A few new projectors to replace our old ones, a wireless projector for our school hall & for the lunchtimes I have episodes of Family Guy & American Dad to watch.....

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by acrobson
    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Lots to do, for me and you, in the big yellow teapot
    ...?
    Heh, sorry about that...its early and for some reason I have the words from the big yellow teapot toy advert from the 80s in my head

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Quote Originally Posted by acrobson
    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    Lots to do, for me and you, in the big yellow teapot
    ...?
    Heh, sorry about that...its early and for some reason I have the words from the big yellow teapot toy advert from the 80s in my head )
    ah right, i wasn't sure if it was just because i hadn't awoken after being here from 6am this morning. Like every morning!

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    I would like to take this opportunity to tell the 2 people, who don't have any work over summer, that I hate them!

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    I would like to take this opportunity to tell the 2 people, who don't have any work over summer, that I hate them!
    Here here, with the up most respect of course!

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    I would like to take this opportunity to tell the 2 people, who don't have any work over summer, that I hate them!
    Here here, with the up most respect of course!

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Make that 3.

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Work for me so far this summer (this is more my own notes then anything lol):

    - Export new pupil details from CMIS and import indirectly into active directory (for both schools)

    - Do the same as above but for e-mail accounts as opposed to network logins (for both schools)

    - Delete all old network and e-mail accounts for both schools

    - Remove by force a broken PC in reception in one school which has been stuck there since before I started because someone lost the key to the cage (it wasn't me, I promise - this job is going to take all day most likely, those cages are pretty secure!)

    - Create a new image for the old ICT Suite PCs we are keeping and redisribute them around the one school

    - Create new image for two new office machines in one school and replace the old PCs

    - Scan in loads of work for the school website and publish it online

    - Attempt to sort out updated .adm for IE7 (currently struggling with it) in the one school

    - Tidy work areas in both schools as much as possible

    - Tidy up ICT Suites

    - Tidy up a wire cabinet that got messy with the installation of new ict suite

    I think that's it so far. Might watch the series of 24 that I have missed so far :P

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    150 Thin Clients which we cant even start putting in place until the building works are finished in the required areas, some of which are scheduled to finish on the last friday of summer, kids start back on the tuesday. Fun.

    re-image 120 machines: 60 of which we cant do in first 2 weeks as they are being used for summer school, the other 60 we can image, but then need to move out of the room while it's painted, then move back.

    config 18 new laptops and rotate 20 to other staff

    move CMIS and ePortal on to a new server

    bit of maintenance on 3 other rooms (keyboards / mice / etc)

    replace one curriculum server

    set-up an application server

    add all the new users

    we're also having an new office built (toilet converted) for us, so i'm moving out of my "office" AKA the cupboard.

    Half the staff are moving offices in a major re-shuffle of locations, so we will also be moving PC's, telephones, etc. to all the new locations.

    There's 3 of us. I also hate all of you with nothing to do. If you get bored we're in Birmingham!

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Might watch the series of 24 that I have missed so far
    Your not missing much - the last season was rather crap.

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Ive got next week off and the last week of August off, the 4 weeks in between I'm in, although I have booked every Friday off as well

    I didnt think the workload would be that bad, a lot to do but interesting stuff.

    Now Ive found out we need to change all user accounts so they are the same as the LEA ones, which first requires me to fix the ISA server so a guy can remote in and run a script to synchronise it all, then I have to spend the rest of the holiday working out how to get everyones documents to change to the new username, when the 2 have nothing in common

    Also got 180 PC's coming, but we have no idea when, so it will probably be the last week or something...

    Plus I'm (with some help) moving the entire server room around, which means emptying it of 10+ servers and all cables, and then putting it all back again

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    Quote Originally Posted by mattx
    Might watch the series of 24 that I have missed so far
    Your not missing much - the last season was rather crap.
    Make that every series
    Incredibly overrated show

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    I must agree on the last series of 24, I found it to be one of the worst, convenient coincidence riddled series of 24 yet. Really does feel like the writers of 24 have lost their way since the early series.

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    No work for me this summer (the wonders of an ever changing contract)
    This will be the first year though that I havnt been in over a summer holiday. May pop into the primary in the last week to deploy some software but it's not an urgent thing.

    I can see hte line of techies wishing to hurt me from here

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    Re: Working over the summer?

    I've got 2 weeks off (special occassion) but no way can I be affording to take them if that makes sense.

    Got 40 new PC's to build, two new servers, install RIS, install internal VLE, website and intranet, and a whole world of other stuff.

    The other day I sat down to arrange what I had to do. Then all the staff came up to me and said I need this and that doing!

    My head is about the explode and I can see this summer failing pretty miserably and me getting a dressing down.

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