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    ...Tidied up my active directory structure and ended up removing the OU with the policy that directed the staff laptops to the correct printers....they were all defaulting to one across the school..
    Teacher didnt notice and so were wondering where their printouts went
    Last edited by witch; 3rd November 2010 at 08:17 PM.

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    Was playing with a wireless access point once and managed to flood the network. Didnt think it was the access point as the symptoms appeared 10 mins after the access point was plugged in and had a couple of students who thought it fun to cause loopbacks that year (all before the switches had loopback detection enabled)..... so off we went to look for the loopback......... two hours later pulled out the access point and the issue went away

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    I'll raise you all.

    I've done the old trick of shut down instead of a restart...

    except it was on a firewall. that held all the site to site vpns...

    in Hong Kong.....Whoops!

    Luckily there's a very understanding MD there who got in early and turned it back on :-p

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    My network manager did a plankish thing. (if plankish is a word

    he was upping the ram on a vmware virtual server (which happened to be our SQL server).

    instead of pressing the green 'play' button for power on he pressed revert to snapshot.

    This took the server back to dec 2007!!!!!....

    ........so i had to bring up a new SQL server and restore sql backups!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bart21 View Post
    if plankish is a word:
    If not it should be. Falls under the same catagory as cupboardy

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    Falls under the same catagory as cupboardy
    'Cupboardy'?.. Please demonstrate the use of this word in a sentence so that we can decide whether or not it should be a word!

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    it wasn't puppy love it was a sort of in betweeny cupboardy love....

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    Hmmm, I'm not convinced!

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    I once sent my technicians on a hunt around the school to find out why users were having problems logging into the wireless network. I was busy updating a server with updates etc. It was a Sophos and PCE server so should not have interupted anything, well until I remembered that Radius was installed on it!

    Ooops!!!

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    The ipconfig /release is the worst. I have done the shutdown one a time or two but unless you shutdown the firewall/VPN box it can be recovered from by popping off a WOL packet or two even without an iLO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMcCoy View Post
    I get all servers with HP ILO or Dell DRAC in now so I can turn them on again

    Also useful to have bios level access remotely though for vmware upgrades and OS installs etc.
    Yep, they're great, unless of course you send a switch config meant for another switch to the one with the DRACS plugged into it....

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    Couple of weeks ago, deleted my whole, not backed up, Users folder from my work PC, with all my Documents on it. Those who've used Successmaker know it creates a load of stupid folders in the root of C: which don't all go when you uninstall, so I Ctrl+Click and Shift+Del the lot of them. Then my profile went very weird. Still used to Documents and Settings on XP!

    Thankfully Shadow Copy saved every last scrap of it, and I now have a scripted backup to the servers!

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    Yesterday - RDP'd into our Terminal Server to change a ssetting, but had to disable the TCP-rdp connection
    Only to get the dialog box saying the session had been ended

    Luckily I had the vSphere client installed so could re-enable it

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    Over half term I was staying with a friend and i came to use my netbook and it turned on for a second then made a funny noise and turned off. with all the modifications id made to it i assumed something had broken inside so i took it to pieces (using the very limited tools in her room) then after 15 minutes remembered that her extension lead has switches for each plug...

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    Sorry to resurect an old thread but The Network manager here was asked to service a printer today.

    This is the result:
    How stupid am I ? Major face palm moment.....-dscf0008.jpg

    nick

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