+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 63
General Chat Thread, Summer plans in General; @ abillybob Optimus Prime was an autobot not a decepticon so would be more likely to save humanity. Only half ...
  1. #31

    SYNACK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    11,060
    Thank Post
    853
    Thanked 2,674 Times in 2,269 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    768
    @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.

  2. #32
    SiliconAlley_Sam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    427
    Thank Post
    152
    Thanked 95 Times in 72 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    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.

  3. #33

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    259
    Thank Post
    129
    Thanked 40 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Would be nice to have 6 weeks of *nearly* no users!

  4. #34

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,631
    Thank Post
    514
    Thanked 2,442 Times in 1,890 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    831
    Quote Originally Posted by visioN View Post
    Would be nice to have 6 weeks of *nearly* no users!
    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.

    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.

  5. Thanks to localzuk from:

    bossman (3rd July 2014)

  6. #35

    bossman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    England
    Posts
    3,905
    Thank Post
    1,186
    Thanked 1,057 Times in 749 Posts
    Rep Power
    328
    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!

    Logistical nightmare!

    Windows of opportunities

  7. #36

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,620
    Thank Post
    845
    Thanked 882 Times in 731 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    326
    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    the skip jumped out at me, it was hiding behind a bush and then suddenly POW right in the kisser this was not my fault, none believes me. Why won't anyone believe that these yellow beasts are actually from out of space waiting for the right time to transform
    I think, if a skip was a transformer!?! it's be something like this...

    Summer plans-transformer-gay.jpg

    Okay, maybe more yellow - but you still couldn't miss it



    usual. Total site reimage, replacing machine in one ict suite, sorting out the exams panic, upgrading SIMS, and maybe getting a week off. Oh, and we're completely rewriting our OU structure and GPO's - just for kicks!

  8. #37
    Tesla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Milton Keynes
    Posts
    754
    Thank Post
    100
    Thanked 133 Times in 104 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    38
    Squat for my network+ and book the exam

  9. #38

    TechMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    South East
    Posts
    3,286
    Thank Post
    225
    Thanked 405 Times in 302 Posts
    Rep Power
    162
    @X-13 Summer plans-52056168.jpg?

    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.

  10. #39

    abillybob's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Shropshire
    Posts
    2,433
    Thank Post
    209
    Thanked 306 Times in 227 Posts
    Rep Power
    192
    I might also re-enact this video but I'll be fixing computers and walking around the school on my own!

  11. Thanks to abillybob from:

    Garacesh (3rd July 2014)

  12. #40

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,731
    Thank Post
    1,272
    Thanked 1,644 Times in 1,100 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    505
    Oh another to add to the list:
    • Catch the ghost that follows us around the school during the holidays.

  13. #41
    mrbios's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Stroud, Gloucestershire
    Posts
    2,449
    Thank Post
    349
    Thanked 255 Times in 210 Posts
    Rep Power
    98
    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    1. SQL 2014 install and Sims migration
    s
    I thought that wasn't supported until later in the year?

    Literally just upgraded to SQL2012+SP2 here >_<

  14. #42

    sonofsanta's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Posts
    4,929
    Thank Post
    860
    Thanked 1,436 Times in 987 Posts
    Blog Entries
    47
    Rep Power
    615
    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    I might also re-enact this video but I'll be fixing computers and walking around the school on my own!
    PCs reimaged, backups are finished
    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!

  15. #43

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    259
    Thank Post
    129
    Thanked 40 Times in 35 Posts
    Rep Power
    30
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    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.
    No downtime during office hours here unfortunately and no overtime paid, just time in lieu!

  16. #44
    clareq's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Doncaster
    Posts
    693
    Thank Post
    52
    Thanked 188 Times in 124 Posts
    Rep Power
    101
    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.

  17. #45


    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Posts
    2,574
    Thank Post
    924
    Thanked 342 Times in 263 Posts
    Rep Power
    206
    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    no-one interrupting my plans
    Bahahahaha.. Wait, you're serious?
    There is no respite from interruptions, holidays or not :P

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Summer Plans
    By rckngslnd in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 14th June 2011, 04:26 PM
  2. Summer Hols Work
    By ticker in forum General Chat
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 11th August 2006, 10:46 PM
  3. Development Plan Wish Lists
    By Ric_ in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th November 2005, 10:47 AM
  4. urgent network admin dev plan
    By russdev in forum School ICT Policies
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16th November 2005, 07:50 PM
  5. Replies: 17
    Last Post: 3rd August 2005, 11:21 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •