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  • What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

    Hi All,

    As a sysadmin in the company, what sort of things do you usually do when you got nothing to do in the office (or at least not that big deal) ?

    Because if you just sitting down browsing the internet wouldn't be a good report to your supervisor or boss

    These are some of the following task that i usually do:

    1. Test Backup and Recovery strategy
    2. Check antivirus status and windows update
    3. Windows Server and VM maintenance
    4. Hardware and Software Inventory tracking
    5. researching for better software / hardware to invest and implement in the company.

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    Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

    reviewing event logs - research every eventid you see in your logs, till you recognise stuf backwards, then you can know something is out of place in future..
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    • #3
      Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

      Research and answer questions here -- improving your knowledge and skills
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      • #4
        Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

        Your #1 thru 5 sum things up pretty good. We are at the start of our End of Quarter Change Freeze, so system changes are a "no no." Lots of thumb twiddling goes on during this time.

        I like to look at manual processes we have and try to figure out ways to script them. That is a good time killer . . .

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        • #5
          Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

          Start studying?
          Marcel
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          • #6
            Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

            Originally posted by Albertwt View Post
            These are some of the following task that i usually do:

            1. Test Backup and Recovery strategy
            2. Check antivirus status and windows update
            3. Windows Server and VM maintenance
            4. Hardware and Software Inventory tracking
            5. researching for better software / hardware to invest and implement in the company.
            Good list!

            Originally posted by tehcamel View Post
            reviewing event logs - research every eventid you see in your logs, till you recognise stuf backwards, then you can know something is out of place in future..
            That's what SCOM or another log parser is for
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            • #7
              Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

              On the rare occasions I have no calls to deal with for customers and no work needing done on our internal systems I get the books out. I will one day finish my MCSE, probably just in time for the release of the next version of Windows Server.
              BSc, MCSA: Server 2008, MCSE, MCSA: Messaging, MCTS
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              • #8
                Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

                yes i think i need to start implementing the SCOM and SCCM as well

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                • #9
                  Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

                  Any jobs going???

                  No seriously do you have any jobs going lol.

                  I don't think i'm ever idle. There is always something that needs some attention regardless of how small it is.

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                  • #10
                    Re: What would you do when you got nothing to do ?

                    But sometimes there aren't things you can do.
                    In that case I usually continue my studies or play with products in our lab environment.
                    Marcel
                    Technical Consultant
                    Netherlands
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                    MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
                    "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

                    "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
                    "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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