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Windows Thread, Server names - what do you call yours? in Technical; Originally Posted by Domino We use site + 3 letter function + incremental number LN1ADS01 = london office/active directory server/01 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    We use site + 3 letter function + incremental number

    LN1ADS01 = london office/active directory server/01
    BS3BAK02 = Boston web domain/backup server/02

    boring, but means you can see what each does and where it is very easily
    That, despite its boring nature, is the best way as anyone can work it out without a handbook. My new Servers are called things like Exchange, SQL, Eportal, DC-01 etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    That, despite its boring nature, is the best way as anyone can work it out without a handbook. My new Servers are called things like Exchange, SQL, Eportal, DC-01 etc
    but then thats boring when people walk into the office they can understand what you are talking about a little better. with female names like may enid etc people look at you as if you are totally crazy when you say o dear enid just crashed, or has may got problems!

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    We are {school initials}-{role}-{number}
    XXX-DC-01

    but I am thinking now names/elements/norse sound like a good idea to make it more obvious to staff. Lets face it some staff will see "error with XXX-DC-01 connection blah blah" error and not realise the importance of the server name but if they say saw "error with MANDY connection blah blah" some would have to be curious and at the very least realise its not some computer error code hmm I wonder.....

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    I love boring descriptive - does exactly what it says on the tin - names for my servers.

    For intance you can all probably guess what each of these servers do -

    Storage1, vhost1, vhost2, vhost3, vhost4, dc1, dc2, dc3, dhcp, staracc, eclipse, spiceworks, appserver, printserver, printserver64, etc, etc, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    but I am thinking now names/elements/norse sound like a good idea to make it more obvious to staff. Lets face it some staff will see "error with XXX-DC-01 connection blah blah" error and not realise the importance of the server name but if they say saw "error with MANDY connection blah blah" some would have to be curious and at the very least realise its not some computer error code hmm I wonder.....
    Surely you would have to use names of current staff an when they leave change them to new ones to add to the humour value?

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    I'm on a jaunt in NZ for a year or so. I started naming the servers after local ski fields (fox, dobson, roundhill, ohau). I always wanted to be at a school where they close early to ski and that starts in a month.

    The school is tiny (<200 kids) so the four local ski fields will serve for now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    We are {school initials}-{role}-{number}
    XXX-DC-01

    but I am thinking now names/elements/norse sound like a good idea to make it more obvious to staff. Lets face it some staff will see "error with XXX-DC-01 connection blah blah" error and not realise the importance of the server name but if they say saw "error with MANDY connection blah blah" some would have to be curious and at the very least realise its not some computer error code hmm I wonder.....
    The thing that made me laugh when i moved our print server from a similar way to the way you have it named was that as the server was called debbie everyone kept thinking we had renamed there printer debbie!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomaswp View Post
    I'm on a jaunt in NZ for a year or so. I started naming the servers after local ski fields (fox, dobson, roundhill, ohau). I always wanted to be at a school where they close early to ski and that starts in a month.

    The school is tiny (<200 kids) so the four local ski fields will serve for now...
    Microsoft will be after you seen as they use Ski Resorts for code names, AKA Windows Whistler, Longhorn etc....

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    I tend to keep my server names simple, examples: XXX-DC01, XXX-MAIL01, XXX-SQL01, XXX-FILE01.............you get the picture!

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    We stick to fruit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_Cookeh View Post
    We stick to fruit

    So far we only have Apple, Banana and Cherry.
    But then you're not getting your 5 a day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    But then you're not getting your 5 a day...
    I don't know, what if they connect several times a day. Could get a vitamin overload

    We're boring here, XXX-DC-01 type structure. The older servers were all by planets - we had all of them from Mecury - Pluto. But for some reason a previous NM decided to avoid Uranus. Can't image why...

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    Every time I see this thread (and it's been around for 4 years now!) I smile to myself.

    At the moment it's "the server"... sometimes it's

    Depends on whether or not it's playing nicely!

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