Busy weeks!

Well, it’s been a long time since I posted here, but I think I should probably catch up!!

So – last week was half term, but of course working for an IT support company, this is the time when we do our larger projects… so last week, I spent replacing a server in one school, and replacing the wireless network in another!

So – I’ve learnt a fair bit, and here’s the basics:
1. Always make sure you have a backup of everything.
2. Don’t delete computers from the AD. Disable before you delete!
3. Prepare your data structure before you do anything.

It’s always best to have number 1 before you do anything at all…!

Now – I have to say, in regards to the wireless network – we implemented Aerohive – and my god it’s good! Considering my colleague and I fitted the access points (10 of them), and configured them, and by the time we went home that day, had a fully functioning, secure wireless network, with two SSIDs – one being an isolated guest network, with web access only, and no access at all to the internal network. Now, that’s rapid deployment!

Admittedly, there were a few issues with ceiling tiles… and we’re now experts in the damn things, but it’s all part of the fun!

Anyway, just a brief post for now – have fun!

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