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    Angry First Day

    Email server decides to throw an absolute wobbly at 8:30am. Losing all it's info from AD. Had no emails since then. Currently working with the boss to recover the data, luckily the databases containing the emails were unharmed. Flipping Exchange 2010.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I have played my first two pranks of the year so things are underway properly. I rigged up some bangers from some left over christmas crackers on the server room door and my colleagues top draw.
    is that revenge for the wrapping paper thing?

    (for those that haven't seen it - click here)

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    My day started with a roasting from my boss because the network wasn't working. As you may have read in another post one of my switches died just before Christmas.

    So new one on order but today has been mostly spent taking out non-essential services (i.e. the ICT suite) and re-routing the machines off the dead switch onto the live ones. My switch cabinet looks even more like a mare's nest now. Then tomorrow when the new switch comes I'll have to do it all again the other way round. And - as my "desk" is in the ICT suite I've been frozen all day - no machines on so no heat to speak of.

    What was that someone said about more snow? Bring it on. Not that I'm work shy but I would like some appreciation for my efforts, all I get is moans. And a happy new year to all my school staff NOT. Thank goodness it's home time I'll go and get warm now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by computer_expert View Post
    is that revenge for the wrapping paper thing?

    (for those that haven't seen it - click here)
    Nah, I don't really do revenge. Pranks are just a normal part of my day really

    Tbh the cracker bangers were not that good. They just let off a pathetic little cracking sound. Mike just giggled. I was hoping he'd poo himself with fright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    Tbh the cracker bangers were not that good. They just let off a pathetic little cracking sound. Mike just giggled. I was hoping he'd poo himself with fright
    You need to do a Mr. Bean and stick 12 of them together for greater effect

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    Worked well for decorating

    Not too bad here really, just had a CC3 have a fit on an update and wouldn't even healthcheck :| Seems to be ok after several restarts - think it's just gotten too cold!

    Keep forgetting about the aircon though, get out the car into freezing cold, walk into a lovely warm school, 15 minute chat and "happy new year" banter with the head & staff, then into the server room which was easily colder than it was outside :|

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    Not too bad a first day back. Had appraisal with HT, all okay E-Mail not sending from our exchange box to county addresses, turns out to be a county DNS issue. Discovered that I can now update Sophos to latest version as county have now got ISA rules rules to allow access to Sophos unproxied, job for tomorrow. Rebooted all servers at end of day to install updates and discovered that RDP into terminal server form outside school now works again. And finally installed ECDL exam software in IT suite...

    Tomorrow will probably not be so good.........

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    Had appraisal with HT
    What's one of those ? Never had one since I started at our school - [ 5 years ago ]
    Last one I had was over 7 years ago now when I worked in industry....

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Worked well for decorating
    I think Amey might get upset about the mess that would make... Not that the head would approve even if we weren't pfi

    No, I think I'll keep my pranks small scale. At least then the mess if it goes wrong is small scale too!

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    i had a mobo battery go, a stolen power lead and isa not authenticating to ad so not working! that was bout it

    edit: outlook web access not working internet was fine
    Last edited by glennda; 4th January 2010 at 08:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    What's one of those ? Never had one since I started at our school - [ 5 years ago ]
    Last one I had was over 7 years ago now when I worked in industry....
    It's a discussion you have which involves being asked what training you need, knowing full well they'll never pay for IT training courses, particularly the not so cheap MS ones.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    I think Amey might get upset about the mess that would make... Not that the head would approve even if we weren't pfi

    No, I think I'll keep my pranks small scale. At least then the mess if it goes wrong is small scale too!
    You're not thinking outside the box enough.


    Masking tape and newspaper.

    Lots of it.

    And then of course anything left over afterwards can be used for smaller prankage - lots can be done with masking tape, although admittedly gaffer tape is better

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    Quote Originally Posted by russdev View Post
    ohh I can beat you with my day but that will have to wait till after 5PM.

    Russ


    mmmm (checks watch) - anyone else want to hear this story? It sounds good!

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    The builders decided to build a stud wall in front of the door into the server room, there now putting a new door in for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiess View Post
    The builders decided to build a stud wall in front of the door into the server room, there now putting a new door in for us.
    Did someone sanction the installation of a firewall? Maybe someone got confused along the way

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