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incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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mpyro posted:

Printers. gently caress printers!

WHERE THE gently caress IS MY PAPERLESS OFFICE

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incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Get out...of my head.

...on a systems critical windows 2000 machine. MFG is out of business. Driver disk is a cd-r.

Which has diskrot.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Good going. Now this page is red-flagged. Every page is a sexy gently caress zebra page, WebSense.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I'd rather take the poo poo and get the org on a DFS share with a move to 2012 than continue the same infrastructure. Theoretically, you should be ok. Here is to hoping nothing is calling on the specific SID of that server!

incoherent fucked around with this message at 08:32 on Oct 3, 2013

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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poo poo that pisses you off?

Getting your boss to ask the CEO to ok a macbook air purchase and putting it on your company card. God knows what else they bought. gently caress I am so livid. I dont even care about buying macbooks, it's the sneaky behind your back and disregarding an entire dept.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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anthonypants posted:

Feign ignorance as long as you can. Kill the network port it's on and send out a reminder e-mail that people shouldn't plug their home equipment into the work network.

The device is a laptop, so there isn't anything they can get at...I just setup exchange 2010 for the org so they can use apple mail app. However, after I sent over the TCO of this rogue purchase vs buying it through our channels management will know there were very noticeable savings to be had (and every penny counts in our death march to insolvency).

Also, they did not buy apple care. And i'll be keeping that omittance under my hat.

incoherent fucked around with this message at 00:16 on Jan 19, 2014

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Dear bitcoin barron at the 24/7 accessible colo,

I understand you’ve taken up an entire row of racks to run your farm on exposed motherboards and video cards, keeping every single rack door open to avoid proper heat dissipation. This does not concern me. However, the colo provided crash carts* are not your personal possessions and you cannot hoard it at your convenience.

I know you’re hording it as I showed up in the evening to rack my hardware, left to sleep, woke up, gambled a bit, and came back the next morning, and the cart was still there connected to your hardware (as was you). Thankfully the admin in the faraday cage next to me saw me racking up and offered the crash cart he himself dragged across the colo because you are a loving. goddamn. rear end in a top hat.

I hope someone hacks your wallet,
incoherent.


*= crash carts are keyboards, video, and mouse for common use

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Dude was running ATI video cards but I didn't see what they were specifically. I was more worried about the exposed motherboard/videocard/PSU on shelfs. Also, he looked like the kind of guy who would mine a cryptocurrency and hang out at a colo all day long.

incoherent fucked around with this message at 05:09 on Feb 25, 2014

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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reminder of the best goddamn chrome extension, ever.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Swink posted:

I will say that Quickbooks and it's multi-user bullshit can eat a bowl of dicks in hell.

Doooooooo yooooooouuuuuuuuu have an odd situation where one person cannot login to a muti-user file if it's already open, but if they open it first and another person opens the file, it works magically?

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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AT the GPO level (don't look at me, my manager call) the firewall is turned off on public, private, domain. The server deployment is my long term resolution.

incoherent fucked around with this message at 00:55 on Feb 27, 2014

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Veskit posted:

gently caress why did I think I could handle a database project in access. Why are permissions so god drat hard to set in access 2010, and why did i accidentally code something in VBA that causes 2007 users not to use it AHHHHHHHH.

Permissions are hard so fuckwits would stop using it. Not you, though. You didn't know any better. It would of been infidelity better to write your project in visual studio lightswitch; The non-access quick LOB maker.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/ff796201.aspx

Why its now 499.99 instead of the hundo bucks it used to be I don't know.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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something that didnt piss me off: Ops manager implemented a little c-level shaming over not approving Expensive IT purchases.

Sent the whole building home, full days pay, over a 7K sonicwall device.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I'm surprised nobody got hit with go daddy dns issues

https://twitter.com/GoDaddyHelp/sta...720577686507521

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I wanna know how dope that butter was. It has to be pretty special for someone to go into a diabetic rage over it.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Pissing me off: email address rewrite agent is only available on edge server roles for exchange 2010.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I don't think i've ever called somewhere major (dell,etc) for support and it didn't say this is recorded for
quality assurance.

If you get that on your recording, you're golden.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Things pissing me off: Microsoft removed the very useful Share and store management in 2012 R2 and rolled back to computer management to monitor sessions and open files.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Pyroclastic posted:

All I have for the resolution is 'he did a bunch of stuff on both ends'.

More poo poo that pisses you off: we got it from both ends.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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print server and group policies? Location aware printing?

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Oh man, this is where someone who likes to interject with "good advice" like

1. grab all the printer tickets
2. Identify the specific ones that are "printer driver" or the time it took to install a new printer on everyone computer
3. Compile a document outlining the business case to setup a windows server print server and leveraging group policies
4. Send it to your manager*

But if you have a lazy admin that can't even deploy a print server (if only for the print driver deployment benefits: make the end users render the print job on their computer) the only thing you can do is get some tech knowledge under your belt, put an arbitrary amount of time in, and jump ship.

If I was looking to hire a jr admin, asking for a high level overview of a print server would be one of them.

*If your lazy admin is your manager...whelp.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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God-tier helpdesk mavericks.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Sirotan posted:

http://www.kace.com/support/resourc...helpdesk-siebel


KACE: So terrible they won't even use their own products.






Well to be fair, ALL DELL services are migrating to the that support portal. Instead of multiple, smaller fails (sonicwall) there will now be a single monolithic fail center.

RIP equallogic support. You were the only good thing from dell.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Scaramouche posted:

Eehhhh, you know what, if you weren't running Exchange on it W2k3 had a pretty good run. Sure it had a lot of foibles but in the end it was relatively stable for all that.

Yeah, it was bulletproof. Till you had to migrate and realized how much bullshit fuckery exchange does to AD.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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ConfusedUs posted:

Not in my experience. I did some reports once and (2 years ago) 2k3 machines represented ~40% of our user base and ~85% of our support cases. Granted, I'm looking at this from a backup perspective, but man, every time I see a 2k3 machine in a ticket I kinda cringe a little.

I know it's gonna suck, and whatever problems they're having with their backups can be traced mostly a mix of general server suckiness or VSS issues.

My phone server is a unholy hellplane of windows server 2003, SQL express, and java 6.

Just got an email last week they're upgrading the os with the latest version of the phone software....

...to 2008.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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skooma512 posted:

My antiquated workflow

Loose cannon sales personnel are the best. They bring their own rope to hang themselves with!

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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To be fair ADFS was the only legitimate way to deploy o365 when it first launched. The original dirsync had a bizarre limitation that prevented it from running on x64 machines (post 2008 R2 SP1). They've come a long way but they totally soured those who had to initially configure their infrastructure for o365.

This is why you see terrible ADFS deployments everywhere: the admins were too battlescarred to go back and spin up dirsync and they now have a convenient scapegoat why "cloud" doesn't work in all situations, when it totally does for email.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Got the same poo poo for 2010, I just opened the port ranges from 6000-6004.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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He's going to be sooo mad when he finds nobody has linux strengths in his ranks.

Perhaps this will be a "come to dickbutt" moment for him.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Every good job should have a mandatory group thing with alcohol to allow the airing of grievances mid-year.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Nephzinho posted:

This, but instead of Windows OS look at Database/App Server software licenses. It is hysterical how quickly that poo poo snowballs.

I hear Enterprise SQL and Enterprise Exchange can be pretty pricey. I'd be a shame if that got installed on the servers before you left.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Thats pretty dope.

One must now ask: How do you get 24Tbps from one site to another?

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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rolleyes posted:

This is genuinely quite impressive and would have saved Sony Pictures a whole metric shitload of problems.

No, their problems were inherent with the CIO. I keep reminding people this person fought auditors to prevent complex passwords from being implemented.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I guess that storm is pretty bad: Louis CK canceled his MSG show. It's unrelated, but goes to show you how big that storm will be.

Waiting for the articles about datacenter in the middle of NYC are dead in the water and the tech that bring buckets of diesel fuel up to power generators.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I had someone leave and hit me up at my current job for help.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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It's ok though. Places like Digicert emails someone at 90 60 and 30 day intervals of certificate expiration.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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I hated the ideal when they suggested that we do that for our modern, clustered virtualized infrastructure. Sure it was fine when it was 2004 and this company had 4 servers. But in 2015 I'm documenting scope and functionality. That's it.

Oh and steps to troubleshoot the internet, but really that's it.

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Dick Trauma posted:

This morning I had a Skype call with the I.T. consultant for that company I'm interviewing with. Turns out he first worked for them about ten years ago and they brought him back in recently to help them understand just how bad a place they're in from a process and systems standpoint. The call went really well and he explained that the founder of the company now recognizes that they need sweeping changes before they can go through their next growth phase. They're at the point where they will choke on any further growth.

The worst mess is in accounting but I've seen how bad a company can get and I've seen how well they can run. They're in the same industry as the last two places I've worked and I know all the business processes for all the departments and common solutions for their problems. I know the standards they need and ways to get them to accept them.

They're successful but they've been managing from habit, tradition and instinct when what they really need are policies, procedures and systems. If I can get this job I'll be busy for a good long time. Definitely one of those chaotic situations where I'll have to bring I.T. law to the lawless, but I have years of experience doing that.



I emailed the HR VP to give her a summary. The consultant will be sending one of his own. I'm hoping we can get on to the final interviews this week. If not that's fine since I'm busy wrapping up studying for my first cert.

Are you sure you're not just copying/pasting the phoenix project and hopes no one notices? Either way you have quite the cerberus ahead of you. I worry though if none of the C-levels are on board we'll just all be back here in 2017 .


E: poo poo pissing me off though: gently caress vertical wave and this stupid rear end phone server. Its great if you don't touch it but gently caress trying to upgrade to the latest point release. This insane blend of .net/java/mssql is a sight to behold.

incoherent fucked around with this message at 23:14 on Feb 8, 2015

incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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wibble posted:

Can anyone recommend me a good wiki application for documenting all of the systems at work?
Maybe one that comes pre installed on a ready made vm.
Hell, I think I could even get approval if there is a good one that needs licensing.

Confluence. Cheap and in the cloud.

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incoherent
Apr 24, 2004

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Kazinsal posted:

Windows admins: Do any of you actually use InTune? I want to know if this poo poo is actually being used in the field or if it's basically just padding in 70-688.

It's basically padding and geared towards MSP that handle small businesses. Expect windows 365 (which is coming) to take this place.

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