General Chat Thread, What do you do? in General; Originally Posted by Sirbendy
It's far less of an arse to just reimage the machinery every 12 months than to ...
20th March 2008, 02:21 PM #16
The pedant in me wants to point out that fragmentation will happen whether you re-image or not (unless you put in new drive) so you might want to consider running defrag occasionally even if you are rebuilding annually.
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
20th March 2008, 03:53 PM #17
oh, I know...but again, unless a machine is showing active signs of malcontent, we tend to leave them be..they're fast enough for the staff and kiddies, and they've not complained about the speeds of build 0707 yet..heh..it IS far in advance of 0706.
In fact, I'm not even sure I'll replace it in the summer...0708..I don't think I have anything much to add to the image..I might just reimage with 0707 again.
We've got 60gb disks that aren't hitting 80% capacity even after 12 months of use...Fragmentation isn't really something we worry about..the base image source drive got defragged thoroughly before ghosting.
Last edited by Sirbendy; 20th March 2008 at 03:56 PM.
20th March 2008, 03:58 PM #18
We have 660 PC's, 200 Laptops, 9 Servers... and 13 ICT Suites..
Originally Posted by Pete10141748
So it's rush rush rush :-)
20th March 2008, 04:24 PM #19
@SYNACK We've just come out the other end of doing all our documentation.
I think that's maybe why we feel there is a "gap" that wasn't there before.
For ages now we've spent time each day updating our hardware and software audits, our network and VLP userguides, network "handbook" for any new techies who may come along / replace us when we're gone, licensing portfolio...
We seem to have files and folders (physical ones, I mean!) all over the place now
I'm sure something'll happen soon enough.....knowing my luck, in repsonse to me posting this topic our server/s will decide to go into meltdown, just for a laugh
To sum up, we have the following;
4x servers (1 DNS/file, 1 App, 1 Print and 1 SIMS)
Anti-virus (Sophos, 5 years, remote deployed and full system coverage)
50 laptops, setup for appropriate users (teachers and students)
2x laptops for Head and Dept.Head (Vista ones, too )
ICT suite, all PCs re-built from scratch (after getting rid of Winsuite!)
21 projectors / smartboards in classrooms
2x portable projectors
1x portable Smartboard
Wireless Access Points suficient to cover laptop use anywhere in school
Roaming profiles (created .man for pupils and .dat for staff)
11 printers (8 networked)
Website (designed and created in the last month, now awaiting going live)
VLP (up and running, just not used by staff much)
SIMS (admin server and 6 PCs - one of the PCs is the server )
and some other minor stuff.
That's all been done in the last 6 months, so I guess now we have to begin planning for where we want to go next.
I guess now that things are running smoothly it would be a good time to start some "professional deveopment" of some sort seeing as we have sufficient time to actually sit down a read a textbook!
20th March 2008, 04:31 PM #20
In my alleged 20 hour week I do everything on our network:
Admittedly it's tiny - 34 PCs, 1 laptop, 6 IWBs
Then there's still a lot of hand-holding for teachers and supporting ICT lessons
On top of that I run the Library and do the school's publicty...
It takes more than 20 hours!
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