General Chat Thread, Summer plans in General; @ abillybob Optimus Prime was an autobot not a decepticon so would be more likely to save humanity.
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3rd July 2014, 10:41 AM #31
@abillybob Optimus Prime was an autobot not a decepticon so would be more likely to save humanity.
Only half way through the year here so we only have two weeks to expunge the last few Windows 7 installs and put 8 in its place along with a bunch of 2012 r2 installs.
3rd July 2014, 10:43 AM #32
I'm going to be at work hoping desperately that our schools have lots of budget left over and that at least some of our NM's are in school for at least some of the holiday and with budget left to spend to keep me busy! Might be asking for too much there...
Jam packed weekends in July though - choosing all the extras we want for the flat, McBusted, Eminem, Amsterdam, York Races... going to be a good one.
Obviously dramatically improved by a flood of quote requests and orders, of course. Hint. Hint.
3rd July 2014, 10:50 AM #33
Would be nice to have 6 weeks of *nearly* no users!
3rd July 2014, 10:53 AM #34
It balances out usually via the type of equipment and funding available though. Those organisations that have people in 365 days a year get to do things like schedule downtime during normal hours or have overtime to do stuff overnight/over weekends. Most schools don't generally allow either of these in my experience.
Originally Posted by visioN
So, we have to make do with scheduling all works during the summer or Easter holidays etc... Its getting more and more difficult though, as more and more summer schools and the like are appearing, meaning things have to be working then too, meaning maintenance is very difficult to arrange.
3rd July 2014, 11:57 AM #35
Just a short one this year:
1. SQL 2014 install and Sims migration
2. Spare Smoothwall config and installation
3. Development plan for Backend platform upgrades from various to 2012R2
4. Possible Zimbra upgrade dependant on which Ubuntu platform is required
5. Update all run engine packages
6. Re-Documentation of Network
7. Upgrade IE9 to IE11
8. Clean all Staff and User profiles
9. Various software packages to build, Cubase, Wordshark etc
10. General clean and cable tidy of whole school
11. Build SCCM on 2012R2 platform for the delivery of endpoint
12. Any other requests from Staff
Summer school is in throughout the summer hols using the network and wireless systems plus Teaching staff will wander in and out as they wish with the requirements of using the network!
Windows of opportunities
3rd July 2014, 12:33 PM #36
3rd July 2014, 12:40 PM #37
Squat for my network+ and book the exam
3rd July 2014, 12:43 PM #38
Slow year as everything we needed to do was kyboshed. So it will be tidying, pruning, documenting and getting ready for new year. Biggest job is new image and new GPO's/AD structure for everyone.
A couple of new e70 boards to install.
3rd July 2014, 01:03 PM #39
I might also re-enact this video but I'll be fixing computers and walking around the school on my own!
Thanks to abillybob from:
3rd July 2014, 01:05 PM #40
Oh another to add to the list:
- Catch the ghost that follows us around the school during the holidays.
3rd July 2014, 01:10 PM #41
I thought that wasn't supported until later in the year?
Originally Posted by bossman
Literally just upgraded to SQL2012+SP2 here >_<
3rd July 2014, 01:12 PM #42
PCs reimaged, backups are finished
Originally Posted by abillybob
And I'll be doing whatever IT does in summer!
A cable in hand, no-one interrupting my plans
Prob'ly getting all my work done in summer!
3rd July 2014, 01:24 PM #43
No downtime during office hours here unfortunately and no overtime paid, just time in lieu!
Originally Posted by localzuk
3rd July 2014, 01:25 PM #44
Turning off CC4 and moving to our new Vanilla network I've been preparing since Easter. We'll need to reimage 1500 computers, as well as moving all services across to the new domain, all the while ensuring the office staff can continue working.
3rd July 2014, 01:26 PM #45
Bahahahaha.. Wait, you're serious?
Originally Posted by sonofsanta
There is no respite from interruptions, holidays or not :P
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