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    Re: Half Term

    I have 2 suites of equipment to sort out. I have to move one lot accross the building and unbox 30 new ones. I then have to dispose of about 50 PCs and 30 monitors.
    Then I shall watch in horror during the term as the machines I have moved get methodically ripped apart like their predecessors. :violent1:

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    Re: Half Term

    Sorting out Staff PC's as some are on the wrong Domain (Salford LEA have 3 domains1)
    Checking SIMS on all staff PC
    Working on Whitelist & making sure that the kiddies can access curriculum websites, but nothing else...
    Get copy of ICT Tech job ad and posting it on here
    Miscellanious stuff here and there...

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    Re: Half Term

    Install 30 new PCs & configure new s/w on them.

    Cable 2 new offices with 4 points each

    Sort out failed UPS/ Circuit

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    Re: Half Term

    also need to sort out my Pupil File-server as it keeps falling over - not suprised since it stores the Pupil Shared Area, Pupil Home Drives, Dyslexia Screener (Network Install, SQL-Server), Software Admin install Points/Repository, ICT Staff Shares& Home drives

    It's a complete bottleneck of resources, but i dont think i'm gonna get the needed £2,500 to get a new server i need - gonna do a mini cluster on the file server so it evens the load out

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    Re: Half Term

    Network Manager is back now, and on our CC3 network we have 4 days to:

    * Upgrade Symantec Antivirus 9 => 10
    * Install RM Service Release 5
    * Install XP SP2
    * Rebuild every workstation in the school (~200)
    * Test applications to see if they work
    * Install stand alone software manually (ACTIVstudio et al)
    * Build new software packages

    If we had a budget, we would have had new hard disks and memory sticks for 30 of our oldest machines, but as it happens - we don't.

    Should be fun. Good luck to the rest of you with a lot on your plate this week as well

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    Re: Half Term

    Can see me losing my rag with the teachers over SIMS
    We have an Ofsted visit coming up, the teachers all have to use SIMS for their registers, but they dont want to so make excuses about SIMS not working, etc..

    Problem is they dont come to be - but to the Attendance officer or the Head.

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    Re: Half Term

    This half term? Kicking back and relaxing. Only a short hol for me, back in on Thursday.

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    Re: Half Term

    I thought I had 4 days so arranged for nearly 100 packages to be delivered on the tuesday... I kindly notified the caretaker who informed me that the school would be shut for a 'priviledge day'!!! Why does it surprise me that I wasn't told about this?

    Anyway... rearranged the delivery and will have 3 days to remove all the existing kit from a room and replace it with 30 new thin client terminals, a single XP box and 31 TFT monitors. I will also be replacing the remaining 15 CRT monitors in another suite with TFTs. That will hopefully leave a little time for juggling machines about too.

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    Re: Half Term

    I'm just in for one (maybe 2 - we'll see) days.

    Site manager has rented a Hilti (sp?) gun that can fire steel bolts into reinforced concrete (and steel girders) so I'm going to be installing eye bolts along the cable runs to suspend cable looms.

    I just hope it makes a loud bang.

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    Re: Half Term

    Yep, It's a Hilti. Just mind your fingers & wear the goggles!

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    Re: Half Term

    Off today and tomorrow ...

    Most of my holidays will be working on SIMS, getting some more reporting stuff sorted (the KS3 TAs ... we will use this as our trial of getting staff used to reporting using SIMS.net)

    Stephen (bless his socks) will be returning from a week of holiday and he will be setting up (with the help of our able placement student) 37 new laptops.

    And then the obligatory running around after forgetting software packages x, y & z needed to be put on this half-term ... the new Firebox is in and needs configuring to use with EMBC and lets not forget getting the paperwork sorted for this year's LfS scheme.

    Actually ... I might take the rest of the week off and leave them to it ... If it wasn't for the fact that the missus is off to and wants me out of the house so she can get on with her work too.

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    Re: Half Term

    Is half term this week?!!!!

    <not very aware at the moment>

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    Re: Half Term

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Network Manager is back now, and on our CC3 network we have 4 days to:

    * Upgrade Symantec Antivirus 9 => 10
    * Install RM Service Release 5
    * Install XP SP2
    * Rebuild every workstation in the school (~200)
    * Test applications to see if they work
    * Install stand alone software manually (ACTIVstudio et al)
    * Build new software packages

    If we had a budget, we would have had new hard disks and memory sticks for 30 of our oldest machines, but as it happens - we don't.

    Should be fun. Good luck to the rest of you with a lot on your plate this week as well

    Two little things: 10.0 or 10.1? and see this: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05...antec_av_flaw/ (I'm still on 9 for clients)

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    Re: Half Term

    @DMcCoy: 10.1. I heard a bit about about problems with 10.0 but wasn't aware of an exploit as big as that. Maybe we won't in that case, thanks

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    Re: Half Term

    10 is better as it has increased detection and options for spyware, not tried 10.1 yet. You could either take the chance and install it and then patch when one is release or you could wait for the patch first.

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