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gaz2600 commented on a post in r/sysadmin
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g-a-c 30 points

Why are your cords on the floor to be tripped over? Seems like a single 10pm-2am session of tidying power cords should sort that out, meaning that a sensible change window can be used in future?

gaz2600 4 points

MDF's & IDF's have the two and four post racks, some network devices stick out on the back side and have power on the backside I could see someone bumping one of those devices.

Edit: Even with a approved change request form, the problem can still occur, the form ensures you are restricted to a specific area, a check list would ensure process is followed but it all comes down to human error. I've seen this happen to people, Verify serial number, verify asset tag, verify host name, power off sever below target server.

NathanielArnoldR2 2 points

Just Edge and Explorer:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LayoutModificationTemplate
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/LayoutModification"
    xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout"
    xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout"
    xmlns:taskbar="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout"
    Version="1">
  <CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
    <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
      <taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
        <taskbar:UWA AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools\File Explorer.lnk" />
      </taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
    </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
  </CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection>
</LayoutModificationTemplate>

Edge, Explorer, and Hyper-V Manager:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<LayoutModificationTemplate
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/LayoutModification"
    xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout"
    xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout"
    xmlns:taskbar="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout"
    Version="1">
  <CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
    <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
      <taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
        <taskbar:UWA AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools\File Explorer.lnk" />
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools\Hyper-V Manager.lnk" />
      </taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
    </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
  </CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection>
</LayoutModificationTemplate>

I do not remember any regressions related to the taskbar in my build processes from v1709 to v1803. Not sure what might have changed for you.

gaz2600 1 point

I'm not seeing anything, this is mine, I'm naming it LayoutModification.xml and putting it in C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell

<LayoutModificationTemplate 
xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/FullDefaultLayout" 
xmlns:start="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/StartLayout" Version="1" 
xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/LayoutModification">
  <LayoutOptions 
    StartTileGroupsColumnCount="1"
    FullScreenStart="false"
    StartTileGroupCellWidth="6" 
  />
  <DefaultLayoutOverride>
    <StartLayoutCollection>
      <defaultlayout:StartLayout GroupCellWidth="6">
        <start:Group Name="Tools">
          <start:Tile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="0" AppUserModelID="microsoft.windowscommunicationsapps_8wekyb3d8bbwe!microsoft.windowslive.calendar" />
          <start:Tile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" AppUserModelID="Microsoft.WindowsCalculator_8wekyb3d8bbwe!App" />
        </start:Group>
        <start:Group Name="Browsers">
          <start:Tile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="0" AppUserModelID="Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe!MicrosoftEdge" />
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Chrome.lnk" />
        </start:Group>
        <start:Group Name="Microsoft Office">
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Excel 2016.lnk" />
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Word 2016.lnk" />
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\OneNote 2016.lnk" />
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="4" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PowerPoint 2016.lnk" />
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="2" Row="2" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Publisher 2016.lnk" />
        </start:Group>
        <start:Group Name="Media">
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VideoLAN\VLC media player.lnk" />
        </start:Group>
      </defaultlayout:StartLayout>
    </StartLayoutCollection>
  </DefaultLayoutOverride>
<CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
  <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
    <taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System Tools\File Explorer.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Word 2016.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Excel 2016.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PowerPoint 2016.lnk" />
      <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google Chrome.lnk" />
    </taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
  </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
</CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection>
</LayoutModificationTemplate>
NoYou 1 point

Is this your revised version?

gaz2600 1 point

xmlns:taskbar="

http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout

"

revised from the origial yes but the final working version I added xmlns:taskbar="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout" to the top with the other 3 schemas.

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gaz2600 commented on a post in r/PowerShell
gaz2600 2 points

I remember hearing a story long ago...NPR maybe? Dreams are the minds way of simulating stressful situations so it can better react to the real thing next time it happens. When you are young they are instinctive dreams about survival, the simulations are about things chasing you trying to eat you, then in the teens it's social situations, standing in front of class naked, and as an adult work situations.

Lee_Dailey 1 point

howdy gaz2600,

that sounds like something i vaguely recall ... i think you are correct about it being on NPR. i listen to that many afternoons. dreams related to work ... oh, those were ... twisted. [grin]

take care,
lee

gaz2600 2 points

This this is it actually, 2007 yikes.

gaz2600 commented on a post in r/sysadmin
gaz2600 1 point

I could never get Mac to work well with AD, I was able to get it joined but after a while sometimes a month the user profile folders would get locked, they lose their permissions, I spent months with apple support, they never found a solution. Regarding Group policy, by default no it does not work but there are expensive addons that add schemas to GP that do work.

gaz2600 commented on a post in r/sysadmin
gaz2600 3 points

--> In my experience <--- Mac is good in a home, it's designed for a home network. You could say a very small office is about the same as a home. In a large environment Mac does not do well, you can't effectively manage policies, you need a larger IT staff because of this, they require more support..they do, refer to my first three words. I would say no, Mac is not a good choice as a primary corporate computer, however there are some things in the video/photo area that Mac is good at so a specific department in a corporate environment may have Macs and IT needs to deal with that.

gaz2600 commented on a post in r/science
gaz2600 2 points

I thought they figured this out in the 80's/90's when the formulaic songs started coming out.

gaz2600 commented on a post in r/sysadmin
tomsonxxx 97 points
  • Dont hang around too much in front of screens (TV, Smartphone and Computer) in your free time
  • Nature, animal contact helps relax. Walk in the forest, Hiking in mountains etc.
  • make excercises for your body (lifting, jogging, cycling or whatever you like)
  • build up Mental strengths and relax strengths if you like (Meditation, Muscle relaxation exercises)
  • eat healthy and have a structured sleep routine (same bedtime hours, same wake up hours every day)
  • self Hypnosis and guided Meditation helps me currently (search on youtube)
  • try to make every day at least 15-30 minutes something that helps relax (short walk, excericse)
  • Do every week something that is not part of your daily rituals/routine. Try new things ex. one week you visit a theatre or opera, the other week you go to cinema, the other week you visit a zoo or museum etc. whatever comes to your mind
  • Dont consume too much news - the bad news fuels your inner demons.
  • Try every day to avoid doing wrong things or fueling conflicts. Not the big ones, the little things in life - like dont drink every weekend until you are unconcsious, dont lie, dont cheat.

As an overthinker know that this is part of your stress problems. Overthinker are often (not always, generally speaking) anxious and insecure people in their personality (hence they have to calculate everyhting and control everyhting). You want to break the thinking circle and use thinking as a tool only then when it's needed and not then when you would like to relax. Best things again overthinking is meditation, awarness exercices (focus on the present moment) and hypnosis, and getting to the roots why you are overthinking everything (fear, insecurity, control freak etc.)

gaz2600 2 points

I would add these to the list

  • cut out caffeine drink more water
  • try meditation (headspace.com)
  • get organized and set limits, you can't fix everything in a day
  • find an after work hobby that has nothing to do with work
tomkatt 1 point

cut out caffeine drink more water

I tried cutting the caffeine and wanted to die. I probably drink like 32-40 ounces per day. That said, I do recommend drinking more water. When I go to work I have two corffee mugs and a 32oz bottle of water clipped to my bag. No excuse not to drink at least as much water as coffee daily.

gaz2600 1 point

just keep in mind caffeine raises blood pressure and stress. I go in waves, coffee for a while then cut it out.

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zanfar 5 points

No configuration in CCENT, just reading configs, so having a basic feel for the commands is enough.

Fir the ICND2, tab completion and ? are available, so you should be able to quickly decide if either is acceptable.

gaz2600 1 point

Thanks! I'm most likely over studying then but that will make things easier down the road.

gaz2600 commented on a post in r/k12sysadmin
gaz2600 4 points

you can restrict chrome to only allow a specific domain to login via GPO

Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Google -> Google Chrome -> Restrict which users are allowed to sign in to Google Chrome set to Enable and *@domain.com

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