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General Chat Thread, On the run up to the summer holidays here. in General; Its kinda quite where i am at the mo, just buying equipment at the mo and making sure that everything ...
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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Its kinda quite where i am at the mo, just buying equipment at the mo and making sure that everything is ready for summer...

    My list of things to do tho...
    1, New Email Server to configure with exchange 2007 and move all mailboxes.... nightmare
    2, Update ALL computers in the school about 15 images to re-do
    3, Roll out 100 new desktop machines and move 2 rooms worth to another location.
    4, Cable 5 rooms due to room re-furbs
    5, Change/move rolls on servers as we have too many servers
    6, Create all new kids logons.... nightmare
    7, Router and firewall upgrade
    8, Relocate the sims server and put in a gig network card
    9, The usual... tidy up server room and office.
    10, another school is buying 20 of our old machines, make sure all PAT lables are recorded and taken off machines.
    11, Setup inhoused VLE.

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Me & bossman don't have that much to do this summer but it includes:

    • Install RM CC3 SR6 x2
    • Re-structuring software package allocations to machines, streamlining shortcut menus etc
    • Rebuild all workstations (and backing up half a dozen outlook user profiles.. stupid outlook)
    • Upgrade memory and harddrives in 60 machines
    • Document and diagram the network - switches, ports, rooms etc in the IT wiki
    • Create howtos and flash video tutorials to build up the user wiki
    • Implement new helpdesk
    • Install a new IT suite (5th) of 30 machines
    • Coordinate about 12 Promethean IWB installs
    • Continual testing of Moodle/Eduspaces and Zimbra


    Probably something else I've forgot... probably something to do with SIMS... :?

    Lol, looking forward to October when we have to move the servers 8O

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    I will be looking to do the following:

    > Take possesion of the new sixth form centre, training centre and new Reception block inc helping snag the areas etc
    > Unbox and Install 230 new Curiculum Workstations < Using Windows Vista if I feel adventurous
    > Unbox and install 20 new Admin Workstations
    > Rebuild all existing 360 workstations
    > 4 New Servers to be installed
    > Creation of VLAN's across the network
    > Installation of an additional 7 x 48 port switches
    > Instllation of 18 Promeathean IWB's
    > Overseeing the remaining installations of a projector and PC in all classrooms (20ish to go)
    > New admin server to be installed
    > Various SIMS.net updates
    > Upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 across the site
    > Upgrade of 20 - 30 workstations
    > Installation of 6 plasma screens across the school
    > Move to a new office within the new Sixth Form block
    > Ensure the new electronic registration system is up and running for September
    > Installation of 10 extra Wireless Access Points


    Probably more, but i've no idea how I am going to get all of the above done never mind any additional jobs. Looks like i'll be in the full 6 weeks with my Techician in for 2 of them.

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343
    2, Update ALL computers in the school about 15 images to re-do
    Ugh...forgot about imaging...should probably add that to my list

    Although to be honest, since we tightened security and stopped kids being able to install or even run anything, the major suites need to be imaged a lot less often. Only real reason to is if there is a load of new versions of apps

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    Re: On the run up to the summer holidays here.

    We break up next Friday 6th, oh the joys of working in an independant school. Although this year i am no employed through the holiday which is a bit *$^& although will manage 2 weeks off.

    This summer i will mostly be...
    Upgrading RAM/HDD and setting up Raid on 2 of our servers, complete reinstalls coming for both them DC/SDC
    Upacking and setting up 20 new pc's for main IT Suite, well if Bursar doesn't change his mind again
    Moving old 20 around the college to replace old crap
    Use old crap to upgrade a few to make useable again
    Look into RIS and maybe setup - then image all pc's in college
    If not re-install 90% of machines with latest software etc
    Investigate Green energy
    Empty Office while they rip a wall/window out for 3 weeks, my poor servers
    Install split Air-con unit at last

    Erm i'm sure there is more but i cant remember it's too early.

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