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Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136155Post dinowuff
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:18 pm

OK MAJOR LOSS OF DATA!

You all know the drill. You spend more time in meetings, talking about the event, steps to recover, and status updates.

So I'm pretty much replacing hardware as needed and restoring VM's and a few terabytes of data.

In comes the Help Desk person stating that they have escalated a HD Ticket because some user, that certainly didn't read any of the 20+ emails that have been sent out, called to say that cannot access their PowerPoint presentation.

Help Desk person asked me if I could stop what I'm doing and take a look to see what happened to the PowerPoint file. :shock:


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Re: Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136156Post Morganlefay
Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:05 pm

How did the NT 4 Server Boot dance work Dino.......need me to do another :galdancin:

I vote for kill the help desk

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Re: Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136158Post Aspman
Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:20 am

You even have to ask?

When is the funeral?

Or do you need to borrow my wood chipper AGAIN!?
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Re: Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136163Post dinowuff
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:06 am

OMG
OK I had to snatch the roles (Ntdsutil.exe) transfer to the only DC I had left - DNS sucked had to run adprep.exe before running dcpromo on the new DC. BACKUPEXEC SUCKS! had to catalog 2.8 TB data and restore. FUC!@#G Print server. DNS AGAIN. G*& DA&^ Connections between DC's - Shit! More registry entries.

Oh and YEA! Some dipsh%t asked about his excel spread sheet. (I remembered to dig the hole first)

DID I MENTION THE FUC&*%G MEETINGS? CEO, CFO, Chief in charge of nothing - but is well paid, Want to know when they can access "Debbie does Dallis" on Porn Tube

OH YEA AND REALLY. Is the FUCK&&$ Printer really MISSION CRITICAL? Fuck Heads!

GOD DAMN NETWORK ATE ITSELF BECAUSE SOME DEITY DIVIDED BY ZERO ("Q" I'm gonna kick your ass) - I RESTORE THE ENTIRE FUCKING THING IN LESS THAN 40 HOURS AND I DIDN'T DO MY JOB?


fuck it - off to dig more holes in the desert.
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Post: # 136164Post dinowuff
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:12 am

and i really enjoyed the stale chips you gave me to help me through my 19 hour days - you get a special hole
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Re: Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136170Post Aspman
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:32 am

I've posted the wood chipper and thrown in a few bags of lime for you.
Also put in some hemp rope coz that stuff doesn't hang around for years like that troublesome nylon.
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Post: # 136173Post DaFoxx
Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:46 am

just when you think your lfe is in the shitter
you read this and smile at the thought of Hell Desk assassination :galdancin:

I vote total annihalation :cool3:
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Re: Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136767Post silverweb7
Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:05 am

There is one little thing which really annoys me. I've been using computers on and off for about 15 years.....I think that's right. Win95 didn't exist yet and I know what a Pine editor is. Anyway,the first real computer I owned I got for free...before that I used a computer lab computer. It was a good thing the first one was free. Anyway I am straying from the subject which is actually tech support. In my view, very few tech support peopleactually know their @#%^*! from their @#$*&*%!! and I used to be ignorant enough to believe they did. There ought to be a penalty for any tech support person who gives out wrong information.That caused some massive headaches :( Eventually, I discovered I'd actually figured out how to fix nearly 100% of my software woes alone. The only puzzle I've never been able to unpuzzle is how to set up a network of any sort between two computers. And, I believe I still do okay for someone who dropped out of the only computer class I ever enrolled in.I dropped the class within 30 minutes after leaving the classroom. So,in conclusion, I have this one big question: If they, the supposed tech support, don't know anymore than I know, why do they even exist?? :?

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Post: # 136768Post DaFoxx
Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:01 pm

silverweb7 wrote:So,in conclusion, I have this one big question: If they, the supposed tech support, don't know anymore than I know, why do they even exist?? :?
cos Dino is just one man
and there is only so many hours in the day
and the holes don't dig themselves :shock: :mad: :galdancin:
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Re: Disaster Recovery or Kill the Help Desk

Post: # 136801Post rapier57
Thu Mar 31, 2011 4:30 am

I'm reading a research paper on folk knowledge surrounding malware and security software. I have a lot to get through on it, but I think it may have some interesting application in this area. I'll try to post up the link to it when I get a chance.
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