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    Summer plans

    So what plans do fellow members have during the summer?

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    Bit busy, we're
    - Fitting 3 SMART E70s
    - Wiring an IT Room
    - Imaging 95 Toshiba Encores
    - Setting up 14 iPads
    - Faffing with the wireless

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    Find a new job.

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    Lose the ICT suite. Gain a smaller room with a horrible window looking into two classrooms. Lose 19 computers and a fraction of my workload. Cry myself to sleep. Data entry. Make tea. Find summer job.

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    Complete back-end server refresh. Moving to boxes with 24 cores, 128GB RAM and 7TB of storage.

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    finally found out what our budget for september is today so can start making plans, getting ees licencing in place as well as a new file server are first on the list followed by sorting out new images for everything.

    im also hoping to get all of our copiers replaced and papercut mf implimented... just wish these damn companies would email quotes/price lists rather than insisting on face to face meetings for everything

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    New internet connection and firewall. Thats about it really.

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    Replacing legacy computers
    New computer rooms
    Move computers to new rooms
    Have a large computer room slipt in two
    Go through laptop trolleys
    Make new users
    Clean server room and store rooms
    Install new software
    Move staff offices

    That's the list so far.

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    Remove CC4.
    Merge curriculum + admin.
    Reimage all the things.

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    Mine was to replace every remaining PC's HDD with SSD, but we've started early. Otherwise it'll be pretty quiet - some server upgrades and retirements, clear our office for redecoration/carpet/new cabling. Should be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Find a new job.

    Ben
    this :P

    on a more serious note the main thing is to move from server 2003 to 2012 and ranger 8
    along with the usual smart board installs etc.
    possibly rejig the network addressing/wireless

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    Installing new PC's and laptops.
    wiping and rebuilding our Mac server.
    Moving, re cabling and setting up two IT classes.
    Finishing adding all of the support staff to next years timetable.
    possibly having 20 new projectors and smartboards installed.
    creating all of the new user accounts for next year.
    backing up and removing all of the old staff and pupil accounts.

    And they wonder why I want my technician for three weeks instead of two, I do actually want to take a holiday in the summer you now.

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    50 new machines to replace 2 x ageing (6 year old machines) IT suites
    SSDs in as many machines as cash and time will allow, hopefully 60'ish
    Expand our Unifi 'system', bought 3 units that were delivered yesterday and they were up and running within an hour so we want more! Thanks @Millgate
    Couple of office moves to help with, couple of new rooms for 6th form to setup
    Support our lets who use our school and equipment for nearly the whole 8 weeks.

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    Double our internal IP address range, demote old DC, fix a CCTV camera. Not too much this year

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    Update PaperCut
    Update SCCM
    Update all servers
    Build new base Windows 7 image, with latest updates streamlined in
    Work through images for suites to create more granular images
    Update Flash, Chrome, etc… Applications in SCCM
    Sort out Bitlocker
    Sort out new password policy for staff

    The main task though is one of programming - I have to get a system finished by September.

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