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What are people doing or studying tonight that is IT related?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by hippy, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. hippy

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    I am currently building a fully patched up Windows 2003 EE Server in VM Workstation 6.5 and when finished will clone it four times.

    Need to get this forum a bit more active
     
  2. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    I've recently acquired a new iPod, and have spent the last two days hammering podcast downloads on iTunes.

    I've acquired 59 episodes of the Technet videocast, and a series of videocasts by some chappies entitled 'IT idiots'. I watched their second episode this morning, which was on installing a DC. So I'm either going to watch a technet webcast on implementing virtualisation, or the next episode of IT idiots, which is entitled "DCs, sites and replication"

    I've also got a full series on ITIL service management by Pink Elephant. So I may play those whilst playing online bingo. Or I may have them idling in the background as I complete a Uni assignment on Dr Faustus. We shall see :)

    None of this of course relates to the 70-272 I'm sitting soon, which I have studied for the exact amount of zero. Long weekend coming up - any nuggety advice appreciated. lol.
     
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  3. zebulebu

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    Tinkering with an EPO upgrade on my home network in preparation for rolling it out at work. About as much fun as it sounds...
     
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  4. hippy

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    O thats real fun and im guessing McAfee... Our ISP decided to block all the ports Symantec Liveupdate Administrator uses to dl updates today :rolleyes:

    Currently got R2, SP2, rkit, support tools installed and about to dl every update from micrsoft... This is about as fun as it sounds :(
     
  5. dales

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    hey hippy just sticking another log on the fire then studying 291 again, read a bit tinker with vm's (rinse repeat). Might crack open a hobgoblin later to help me study (honestly it does)!

    Arroyn

    it idiots podcasts were pretty good, I have not checked in with them for a while but I thought they explained things quite well. How are you getting on with the OU.

    edit:
    Oh yea and considering buying a cheapo domain to use as a redirector for my blog/notes site thingy.
     
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    Updated WSUS to use SSL in my Lab.

    Deployed some more User GPO's just to see what they do! Oh and it's time for a backup of my 4 x Servers and 2 x Clients before I start work on the 70-294.

    Thinking about doing/adding the following to my lab for the 70-294:

    - Creating a sub domain of my current domain. Using a different sub net, which has to go the parent domain for DHCP via RRAS.

    - Creating a new domain and sub domain and linking these in a trust relations (as per a business take over) using a RRAS Server for routing.

    - Anything else the 70-294 requires and that I have time for.
     
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  7. tripwire45
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    It's not "tonight" here. It's the middle of the afternoon. About to go to a meeting on stuff I can't talk about in public (no, not pr0n).
     
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  8. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    The IT idiots series does seem quite well delivered - nice and relaxed, easy to listen to.

    The OU is good. Took a dip in motivation last week, mainly due to insane working hours and dropping my caffeine intake (1 mug a day, you listening UKD!)

    But I was 2 weeks ahead anyway, so still on track for assignments :)
     
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  9. hippy

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    Hi Dales, i accidently deleted you from MSN :oops: you might of seen an add request before :oops:

    Arroyn:

    You like to keep busy!!!!! Not sure for the 70-272 i know in the 70.270 you needed to know the VPN client and automated install stuff quite well.

    Dales:

    Hope that 70-291 study is going well!!! Miss my lab!!

    Craigie:

    Sounds interesting!!! The DHCP over RAS I think i did in my 70-291 lab :(. Wish i didnt delete that lab now!!!!

    Trip:

    I do believe its mid day coffee time ;)
     
  10. craigie

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    Oh and I'm looking at buying one of those new Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB internal hard drives for my lappie.

    But I cannot find anyone who has them in stock atm :(
     
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    Tonight I will be (and have been) mostly studying: GROUP POLICY and GP specific to Vista .

    800 new policy settings... Yikes!

    And tomorrow night I will practice what I have learnt with my virtual lab.

    (nice post BTW, nice to know your not the only one with head in the books)
     
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  12. Sparky
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    Reading my 70-649 notes, exam booked! :study
     
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    Go Sparky, can you share with us when the big day is?
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Well, not for THIS meeting, anyway. :twisted:

    I'm finishing CCIE R&S items to meet a weekly deadline. If I get done in time, I'll be installing Office 2007 on my wife's laptop.
     
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  15. Sparky
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    Friday morning. I've put a stack of work into this one as the 70-649 is a combo of three exams and my Server 2008 experience is limited in comparison to Server 2003.

    Will just see how it goes on Friday. 8)
     
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  16. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Good luck there Mr :)
     
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  17. hippy

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    .......... Still installing updates ..........


    Vantage it is good to know some other people are working on things :)

    GL Sparky *ive not even installed 2008 once yet* :cry:
     
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    Right. Finished with that EPO shoite - NetApp sim install on a Ubuntu VM ftw...
     
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  19. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Wow. You're having a rocking evening. ...
     
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  20. craigie

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    Know whatcha mean about the Windows 2008, I haven't installed it yet either :(

    My plan for *World Domination* after I have finished my MCSE and CCNA are to rebuild my lab from scratch in VMWare ESX Server to learn how the basics of ESX work and just to refresh everything I have learned on the MCSE route.

    Once that is done, it will be time to start on the Server 2008 stuff :ohmy
     
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