i'm currently planning an SSD upgrade and OS upgrade from 7 to 10. My first idea was to add a suspend step after the user state scan allowing for the PC to be powered down and disk to be swapped. Unfortunately i can't seem to find a way to make that work in a PXE. My next thought was to run scanstate via PDQ and automate the loadstate path but i can't seem to get loadstate to run if scanstate is not run. at this point it's looking like i might need to just run a powershell script after the install to run the loadstate automatically but i was thinking one of you geniuses may have another idea or solution to my first two thoughts.
I've recently setup a new printer VLAN at each of our sites and was able to migrate the wireless printers over fairly easily with a bit of cheap labor to connect to the new SSID. I'm now looking at tackling our existing wired printers and i'm wondering what would be the most efficient method of doing so? My current idea is to get a list of MAC addresses and find the ports via ARP. While this is still a fairly big task i can't think of any other way to go about it.
Also on a related note, do any of you groups physical VLAN interfaces together or is it just as effective to configure the VLAN on whatever port the device happens to be plugged into?
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Hello r/plumbing! I was hoping someone more knowledgeable than myself could provide me with some advice. Today I've noticed that next to the main drain access in the back yard of the house I am renting there is a fairly deep hole that is apparently filled with water. Originally I thought "crap, there's a sink hole in the yard". Upon further inspection I believe it is the septic tank as it has a pretty nasty smell coming from it and I can hear water draining to it whenever the water is on in the house.
Currently the hole opening is about a foot and a half or so under the surrounding dirt. Originally I thought I had a gopher that really liked to dig there and would just fill it in every now and then. I'm assuming the recent rain we had washed that dirt into the tank and now there is an open cavity. I'm assuming there should be a lid covering the opening right? The hole is definitely big enough for my cat to fall in and I haven't verified the actual diameter of the opening so it could even possibly be a hazard for my dogs as well if they decided to dig there. Not to mention any small family I have over.
Obviously I'll be calling my landlord about the issue and he is going to give me grief because he's had a few plumbing related issues the year that I have been here. I guess I'm just wondering what I should be expecting. Does the dirt just need to be dug up and the lid replaced? Or am I completely off the mark?
Tldr: got a deep hole in the back yard with water in it. Thinking it's the septic tank with a missing or broken lid. Looking for input.
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Our district is finally pulling the trigger on replacing our old SB600s. After having a bid war between Viewsonic and Smart we have decided to go with Smart as they only came in a few hundred dollars higher and out teachers have so much time invested into the notebook software. My boss came to me asking what my thoughts were on how to drive the device.
The board we have been demoing currently has a HP Prodesk mini sitting behind it that has fared pretty well, however it is not the most elegant of solutions plus we'd have to tag on the price of a mini PC for every install. All of our teachers are currently running Thinkpad E5X0s so the cheaper option would be to just run an HDMI from those. Then there is the less friendly option of just running the native smart apps on the board with no PC connection. I'm not sure how fully featured the Notebook software on the 7000 is and out teachers still have tons of PDF/JPEG files they use in their lessons. Although i suppose those can be easily converted to notebook files.
So basically i was just wondering what the rest of you folks use for your interactive displays and how you are liking the solution thus far?
Yesterday I purchased my first big boy light. It was a Hydroplanet 1000w de setup, supposedly brand new, still in the box. I brought it home, hooked it up and it worked fine. Later that night I got my grow area all setup, light mounted and timer set up.
This morning when I woke up the light was off but the timer was on. I realized the ballast wasn't working, no fan or anything. After a bit of troubleshooting (cables, outlets) I decided to pop in the spare fuse. I'm pretty sure the fuse popped as soon as I plugged it in. It was a small popping noise almost like the sound of arcing. I haven't been able to test the fuses yet.
What do you guys think is the issue? Bad ballast? Bad power? I popped the top off the ballast and nothing is noticably wrong. In the mean time I've ordered some fuses from Amazon and contacted Hydroplanet customer support via email. The light is supposedly only 6 months old but idk if they will honor the warranty without a receipt or order #. Sigh... I was so excited to grow with a big boy light.
So this has been an issue with our environment since i started working here. Originally folder redirection was only enabled for District office staff (15 or so people) so i just disabled it on my PC and left it be. It has come to a point where we want to start pushing folder redirection for all staff so i need to figure this out. Basically, instead of just syncing the users directory it attempts to sync from the root of the share. for example the users share is \server\teachers\user. Offline files attempts to sync \server\teachers. I thought maybe it was any issue with the original configuration in group policy but i have started from scratch and still getting the same issues. Any input is appreciated.
This is more of a Thickheaded Thursday post but i'm a bit late to that party... Anyway I'm attempting to setup Folder Redirection in our environment and was going to start with a couple of newer users that are getting new PCs here in the next few weeks. I got the policy setup and originally planned to ad the users to a security group and add that group to the GPO security filtering. When i do that the GPO does not apply. I tried setting the filter to the specific users and still no dice. however when i change it back to authenticated users it applies. I have no clue what the heck is going on here.
FIXED Should have tried google first. Apparently a patch came out a while back that changed the way security filtering for users and groups works. In order to filter by users or groups you need to give authenticated users read rights in the delegation tab.
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I have been attempting to tack this issue for a while now with no luck. Every so often we get a ticket about a user having network related issues. Get to the users PC and notice there is an APIPA address assigned. 9 times out of 10 a quick ipconfig /renew fixes the issue immediately. I have no clue why they are not picking up an IP in the first place. We don't seem to be having this issue with any Chromebooks or non-windows devices so I'm tempted to assume it's a software issue on the OS end. Driver/bios updates don't seem to have any effect either.
FWIW we're running a Cisco 5508 as the WLC and all traffic is on the default vlan. 5508 is set to DHCP proxy mode. DHCP server is on the local subnet as well.
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Has anybody had any luck with this? i used the guide here and it does say that the system is applying updates for a split second before rebooting. When i check the BIOS it still reports the old FW version.
I need to update the firmware before it will allow me to PXE boot using the newer M$ USB to Ethernet adapters.
I recently stood up our first ever NPS server to test and eventually deploy radius authentication on our internal WLAN. Everything seems to work fine for the most part but something i've noticed is that, although i have Computer & User authentication enabled, the local admin account does not connect to the WLAN. Prior to logging in the computer account is granted access to the network but as soon as i log in as local admin it disconnected and prompts for credentials when attempting to reconnect. I'm aware i shouldn't really be using the local admin account anyway and will be working on moving away from it going forward. I'm really just curious on why this is happening. Does RADIUS prefer user over computer authentication?
So about a month ago I decided to start getting serious about learning Powershell. I had stumbled upon Jon Walz Powershell podcast and managed to find a webpage that listed all the podcasts from episode zero onward. The sweet thing about it was the podcasts would play through, episode by episode, automatically. The player even have a 15 second rewind button in case I missed what was being said. I cannot seem to find that page for the life of me. I checked through my history, seen the Google searches I did but I can't get back to that page. I'm not sure if they decided to update their website layout the day after I discovered it or if I'm just crazy. I thought maybe one of you guys might know what I'm talking about. It's driving me nuts!
On PCs running windows 7 i generally would set sleep to never and turn of display after 20 minutes to conserve monitor life. This way Monitors would shut off but teachers would not be forced to log in again. Now on windows 10 it seems like the session is locked when the display turns off even if sleep is disabled. Am i missing something or is it no longer possible to accomplish what i was doing before? I'd prefer to set this up via group policy if possible.
Thanks in advance!
I haven't been able to find much on this subject besides this post here: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome-admins/v1MzYsEB2sU
We recently had two of these installed in our district and they are showing up on every chrome device and browser. apparently kids haven't noticed yet but when they do i can only imagine the outcome. Anybody dealt with this and know how i can disable this printer side? I don't want to have to disable printing in chromebooks and roll out GPOs for this if i can avoid it.
Edit: it was Bonjour. For this specific printer it's under network settings>TCP/IP. I was looking in protocols hence why I didn't find anything.
As the title says. I'm conducting a poll of sorts to see what others in the k12sysadmin world are using to protect their servers and end users. any insight into what you like/dislike about the product would be appreciated as well. TIA guys and gals!
Just bought a cheap Chinese bike and it has a few issues that I'm working through. I'm very new to bikes in general so please bear with me.
The front left fork seems to be leaking. I'm going to try and clean it out before taking it in to have the seals replaced as dirt in the seal seems to be a common cause for this. However, the wiper seal on that same side does not stay in place at all. One pump on the forks and it comes right out. I can also pull it out with just my fingernails. I'm thinking it's just an old seal that has shrunk slightly due to drying out. Is there anything I can use to try and plump it back up or should I just bite the bullet and get all the seals replaced?