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IT Professionals Thread • Page 3

Discussion in 'Technology Forum' started by SaveTheEarth, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Curious- why does switching to a virtual space make you want to update your resume? Just annoyance from slowness? I do most of my dev work in a Linux vm
  2. mazelocker


  3. NotBruce


    I work for a pretty huge hospital/healthcare network, providing on-site Desktop support. A lot of our job is installing/configuring software and apps, upgrading hardware, etc. Since they're starting to migrate over to virtual workspaces, that'll eliminate like, 85% of our job, hah. All apps on those are done by Engineers on the back end, and there's not much need for hardware upgrades. I was being a bit hyperbolic, but in all seriousness, I'd be surprised if they have a need for all of us in the next 2 years. So we'll see!
  4. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Aw man, gotcha, didn't realize you did a lot of hardware work :/ best of luck to you, man! That really is the tough thing with our industry.. stuff is always changing
  5. colorlesscliche

    Trusted Prestigious

    Got a new job about a month ago, was a 42% raise, and I do less than what I did before. Pretty great, but I kind of liked how many responsibilities I had before, I was the AD admin, managed Windows images, etc. Here, everything has its own team so I don't get to do as much.
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  6. RyanPm40

    The Torment of Existence Supporter

    Sounds like my job heh. I'm not a huge fan of teams myself, I feel like it makes it take forever to get things done, having to wait on and rely on so many different people for one task. Not only that, but we have multiple teams working on one thing.
  7. armistice

    Captain Vietnam: Bestower of Tumors

    This will likely be your experience with support in literally every case. Because no matter how universal any platform becomes, our jobs are defined by the one *woops* exception that refuses to work until you throw it out the window and replace it.
  8. LightWithoutHeat

    Doomed to Live

    Anyone have any experience with WIP tracking software? Looking for recommendations or general experience setting up/managing software.
  9. armistice

    Captain Vietnam: Bestower of Tumors

    Hey so can we pretty much all get on board with, "fuck the win10 anniversary update"? I would literally rather have to be dealing with XP machines on my networks than the unbelievable crock of horseshit that is the current state of Windows. No less than thirty workstations (including my own) have had random bsods re:windows updates. Who thought it was a good idea to let Windows update device drivers automatically by default? Not to mention wtf is up with "no you have to explicitly tell us when you'll be using this computer....we'll have control of it outside of those hours." And follow-up how the fuck are we supposed to tell clients, "uh...well...we....literally have no control over this anymore" Sorry for language again. Still pro-swear jar on this thread.
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    can't you set a group policy for this? i'm still mostly on win7 at my job so please forgive me if i'm mistaken here, it just seems like something that would make sense to be able to do.
  11. NotBruce


    You guys having that boot-looping issue? Where it boots to the "launch windows recovery mode" or "start windows normally", but no matter what you choose, it just brings you right back to that same screen (sometimes after a BSOD)?

    Cause that's a super fun thing that's been happening.
  12. esposimi

    It's joke Prestigious

    WSUS is your friend. Combined with SCCM it can be a a very easy way to manage updates.
  13. armistice

    Captain Vietnam: Bestower of Tumors

    Yea those boot-looping issues are horrible. I'm also reasonably confident it installed a 64-bit driver on a 32-bit workstation. We're using an RMM, but the changes in the Anv. update subverted the software's control implementation so now workstations just peace and restart whenever they want.

    Also, this is my day. One of the help desk guys reset permissions in ADSI on the config and schema to default at a client whose domain was migrated from SBS without demoting the 2011 DC. FML