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General Chat Thread, Holiday fun in General; So, the holiday is here, and I'm now working through the usual holiday tasks: 1. Updating servers with the >50 ...
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    Holiday fun

    So, the holiday is here, and I'm now working through the usual holiday tasks:

    1. Updating servers with the >50 updates each that MS felt it should release individually.
    2. Replacing broken sound systems in a couple of classrooms
    3. Co-ordinating the installation of a bunch of cabling, and some projectors
    4. Installing new machines in rooms
    5. Updating workstation images

    And as if that wasn't enough, our trusty server running ISA has just died, after having a good 7 year lifespan. RIP server.

    Anyone else having this much fun?

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    Twiddling my thumbs waiting for the Smoothwall SWG Appliance to come.... tomorrow!
    Finishing off Exchange 2010 bits until then.

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    My jobs.

    Convert VMWare Server virtual machine to ESXi (it's just running now)
    Build the Mac Mini Server when it comes
    Fit PCs in new IT suites
    Look at installing a second (backup) server room in another building

    Not bad really!

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    I really, really miss having these periods of relative downtime.

    here people moan if somethings down over a weekend....

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    Bad start for me.
    I had to turn off the servers for the electricians to test the circuits, after powering them on again the SCCM console is full off errors!
    What an earth has happened?!

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    Well its do the SIMS/FMS upgrade, any server updates etc today. Rest of week office door is locked and I'm getting my head into some serious W7/Server 2008 R2 infrastructure R&D work :-)

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    Adding some more drive to our server here,

    Has 2 x 146 in Mirrored, added another 146 and made into a RAID5

    Have learned that microsoft seem to thing ASR recovery is a simple easy process, in actually fact its a pain in the a**

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    Oops, just found out the steps the installation guy is using have been condemned for 2 years. Why we still have them I do not know. All this trouble because I said the ceiling is 3.5m when it is actually 4m. Glad the guy isn't a whinger though, and has just got on with it

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    turning off the Wifi and see what teachers come in and grump about it not working..

    "but i told you 2 weeks ago. i will turn it off. and there's a Notice on the noticeboard for them 2 weeks .. and on the Intranet pages"
    Last edited by Cools; 15th February 2010 at 11:36 AM.

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    Dont you just think that the holidays are the best time of the school year, no teachers complaining when you have told them a billion times before, no students 'forgot my password' (thats next week).

    My jobs include: Updating all the servers .. AKA Hell. Getting our AV equipment repaired and awaiting an order of 20 shiny new RM Ones, and the usuall.

    Enjoy your little piece of heven, I know I am

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    Well, just had pupils banging on my door, who I ignored, followed by the ICT teacher phoning me complaining that they can't print or access some of the network resources.
    The teacher has set up a catch up session and hadn't bothered to tell us or anyone else and is now moaning like mad.
    Well, tough, its maintenance day which has been booked for ages and all staff informed on multiple occaisions by various means.

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    Nothing to do

    All machines are up and running. All upto date.

    Just got to do a laptop image and its nearly done

    I am playing with various things in virtual machines now
    Last edited by FN-GM; 15th February 2010 at 01:16 PM.

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    I've had 2 teachers in today so far - one asking if SIMS is up, and the other just asking how I was.

    Not too bad I don't think

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    I honestly think they dont understand the word 'maintainance'. I had 1 member of staff phone in but it was sorted over the phone. last holidays I told everyone I was taking the servers offline for a few days and they honeslty come to me complaining that they couldn't get on the shared area 'ITS OFFLINE!!!'

    Drives me mad when they have catch-up sessions over the holidays. If they didnt let the students play games maybe they wouldn't need to catch-up.

    Sorry im just having my winge for the week.

    - Stu

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Nothing to do

    All machines are up and running. All upto date.

    Just got to do a laptop image and its nearly done
    Feet up. relax and ejoy the peace, next week will be busy always is here

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