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    @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.

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    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.

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    Would be nice to have 6 weeks of *nearly* no users!

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    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.

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    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

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    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!

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    Squat for my network+ and book the exam

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    @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.

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    I might also re-enact this video but I'll be fixing computers and walking around the school on my own!

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    Oh another to add to the list:
    • Catch the ghost that follows us around the school during the holidays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    1. SQL 2014 install and Sims migration
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    I thought that wasn't supported until later in the year?

    Literally just upgraded to SQL2012+SP2 here >_<

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    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!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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

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