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[Sysadmin] Nightmare fuel

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    I might be our new Mac administrator.

    Throw me in a bucket of water too please.

    Currently running in to a weird problem and I might just need to batch this process.
    I'm running an SCCM Task sequence to:

    0. Disable Bitlocker
    1. Remove hiberfil (Cmd Powercfg /h off)
    2. convert to gpt (mbr2gpt /disk:0 /convert /allowfullos)
    3. Flash new UEFI settings, this was simple because I created a universal template using Dell Command | Control. - just running a package mid TS.
    4. Reboot.

    For some reason the hiberfil removal isn't kicking off. All of this works manually but trying to get SCCM to do it has me wanting to scream.

    Every person who has ever worked with SCCM just nodded in solidarity and went for the desk whiskey.

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    All the coffee at my monday client's office tastes like hot ground ass.

  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    Cog wrote: »
    All the coffee at my monday client's office tastes like hot ground ass.

    I'm afraid to ask how you know what that tastes like.

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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    I have questions.

    I rescind those questions.

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    The coffee tastes like what I imagine hot ground ass would taste like if you were to grind ass and steep it in hot water.

    GAWD.

  • AiouaAioua Ora Occidens Ora OptimaRegistered User regular
    *makes stock from hot dogs*

    life's a game that you're bound to lose / like using a hammer to pound in screws
    fuck up once and you break your thumb / if you're happy at all then you're god damn dumb
    that's right we're on a fucked up cruise / God is dead but at least we have booze
    bad things happen, no one knows why / the sun burns out and everyone dies
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  • SeidkonaSeidkona Had an upgrade Registered User regular
    Oh hey, people are talking in the sysadmin thread. Let's go see what stupid things users are doing today.

    AHHHHHH. RUN AWAY! MISTAKES WERE MADE.

    Mostly just huntin' monsters.
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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    current status
    @echo off
    title MBR2GPT Conversion
    rem ## Disable Hiberfil
    Echo Removing Hiberfil
    start powercfg.exe /h off 
    TIMEOUT 10
    If exist c:\hiberfil.sys Echo Hiberfile removal failed. 
    rem ## MBR2GPT 
    Echo Converting MBR2GPT
    start mbr2gpt /disk:0 /convert /AllowFullOS
    TIMEOUT 180
    if errorlevel 0 goto :EOF else Echo Find a new job. 
    

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    Hot ground ass

    Is that

    Hot ass from the ground

    Or

    Ass from the hot ground

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    y'all acting like you've never eaten ass or something

    too good to be a millennial?

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    y'all acting like you've never eaten ass or something

    too good to be a millennial?

    Let me tell you something.

    Butt stuff is gross.
    You poop from there.

    Thawmus
  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    Xaviar wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    y'all acting like you've never eaten ass or something

    too good to be a millennial?

    Let me tell you something.

    Butt stuff is gross.
    You poop from there.

    "Not right now you don't."

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    wash yer butts

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    *phone rings*

    Hi Chamberlain, it's Customer.

    Hi Customer, what can I do for you?

    Well, it's been a bad week. Crypto virus ate the server that your software runs on. And it got the backups, too. What should we do?

    ...Weep.

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    RIP

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  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    *phone rings*

    Hi Chamberlain, it's Customer.

    Hi Customer, what can I do for you?

    Well, it's been a bad week. Crypto virus ate the server that your software runs on. And it got the backups, too. What should we do?

    ...Weep.

    "Well I guess I can send you a quote."

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  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    I finally got the conversion working... with that exact script for those of us keeping score.

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    We have a number of locations with identical network configuration, just with minor variations (IP subnet, a few differences in printer model, etc).

    I created a sample diagram based on one location and it says at the top
    Sample branch location diagram
    IP addresses based on Peoria, IL
    Expect variations between different locations

    I have one senior technician who I've had to remind twice that it is a sample diagram. He keeps reading it literally.

    Most recently, he gave somebody the Peoria IP addresses for a completely different location.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • ThawmusThawmus Registered User regular
    I'm not sure why I have to tell people to install remote access software on a computer before it leaves here.

    I think they secretly enjoy bumble-fucking around for several minutes while they desperately attempt to gain access in a support situation and look like idiots.

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  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    Speaking of drivers..

    It's 2018.

    I shouldn't have to override windows's preference for this weird-ass alps driver that clearly isn't working by using the "Have Disk" button to point it at the elan driver.

    It's a elan touchpad. Not an alps touchpad.

    Also I haven't had to use the "Have Disk" button in probably 10 years.

    Also, it's 2018. You should be able to figure out that this touchpad is a touchpad from a manufacturer who has been making touchpads since, well, people started making touchpads, Windows 10.

  • CogCog Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    God dammit, people. Don't set google DNS on your fucking domain controller! Even as the secondary option!

    Also, you can't retire a DC by just powering it off and throwing it in the garbage.
    UQKrvcx.gif

    Cog on
    Feral
  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    edited June 2018
    Cog wrote: »
    God dammit, people. Don't set google DNS on your fucking domain controller! Even as the secondary option!

    Also, you can't retire a DC by just powering it off and throwing it in the garbage.
    UQKrvcx.gif

    Ah yes. The uninstall guide shows you should throw a mug of tea at it instead.

    I understand now.

    [edit]

    More importantly, it's probably just a compression artifact, but the way the background freaks out around his head as the camera starts to pan back is.. upsetting.

    Xaviar on
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Cog wrote: »
    God dammit, people. Don't set google DNS on your fucking domain controller! Even as the secondary option!

    Also, you can't retire a DC by just powering it off and throwing it in the garbage.
    UQKrvcx.gif

    ur not my real dad

    not a doctor, not a lawyer, examples I use may not be fully researched so don't take out of context plz, don't @ me
  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Xaviar wrote: »
    Speaking of drivers..

    It's 2018.

    I shouldn't have to override windows's preference for this weird-ass alps driver that clearly isn't working by using the "Have Disk" button to point it at the elan driver.

    It's a elan touchpad. Not an alps touchpad.

    Also I haven't had to use the "Have Disk" button in probably 10 years.

    Also, it's 2018. You should be able to figure out that this touchpad is a touchpad from a manufacturer who has been making touchpads since, well, people started making touchpads, Windows 10.

    FYI you will probably run into issues after windows updates where the alps driver was mysteriously reinstalled and the elan driver is nowhere to be found. I've even blacklisted the hardware ids and it still does it for major updates. It's a huge pain in the ass.

    Thawmus
  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    Xaviar wrote: »
    Speaking of drivers..

    It's 2018.

    I shouldn't have to override windows's preference for this weird-ass alps driver that clearly isn't working by using the "Have Disk" button to point it at the elan driver.

    It's a elan touchpad. Not an alps touchpad.

    Also I haven't had to use the "Have Disk" button in probably 10 years.

    Also, it's 2018. You should be able to figure out that this touchpad is a touchpad from a manufacturer who has been making touchpads since, well, people started making touchpads, Windows 10.

    FYI you will probably run into issues after windows updates where the alps driver was mysteriously reinstalled and the elan driver is nowhere to be found. I've even blacklisted the hardware ids and it still does it for major updates. It's a huge pain in the ass.

    Boo. There's a group policy about driver updates though yeah?

  • Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    What OEM are you working with?

  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Xaviar wrote: »
    LD50 wrote: »
    Xaviar wrote: »
    Speaking of drivers..

    It's 2018.

    I shouldn't have to override windows's preference for this weird-ass alps driver that clearly isn't working by using the "Have Disk" button to point it at the elan driver.

    It's a elan touchpad. Not an alps touchpad.

    Also I haven't had to use the "Have Disk" button in probably 10 years.

    Also, it's 2018. You should be able to figure out that this touchpad is a touchpad from a manufacturer who has been making touchpads since, well, people started making touchpads, Windows 10.

    FYI you will probably run into issues after windows updates where the alps driver was mysteriously reinstalled and the elan driver is nowhere to be found. I've even blacklisted the hardware ids and it still does it for major updates. It's a huge pain in the ass.

    Boo. There's a group policy about driver updates though yeah?

    It seems to ignore it.

    Thawmus
  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    What OEM are you working with?

    Lenovo

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    Cog wrote: »
    God dammit, people. Don't set google DNS on your fucking domain controller! Even as the secondary option!

    Also, you can't retire a DC by just powering it off and throwing it in the garbage.
    UQKrvcx.gif

    Desk whiskey time

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
    Thawmus
  • InfidelInfidel Heretic Registered User regular
    Feral wrote: »
    We have a number of locations with identical network configuration, just with minor variations (IP subnet, a few differences in printer model, etc).

    I created a sample diagram based on one location and it says at the top
    Sample branch location diagram
    IP addresses based on Peoria, IL
    Expect variations between different locations

    I have one senior technician who I've had to remind twice that it is a sample diagram. He keeps reading it literally.

    Most recently, he gave somebody the Peoria IP addresses for a completely different location.

    This is why I do x.x.10.22 on the diagram and put a list of subnets by site as a legend or elsewhere for the documentation.

    That way there is nothing to copy paste and you have to READ the damn documents.

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  • CogCog Registered User regular
    Sales people are the fucking worst.

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    Infidel wrote: »
    Feral wrote: »
    We have a number of locations with identical network configuration, just with minor variations (IP subnet, a few differences in printer model, etc).

    I created a sample diagram based on one location and it says at the top
    Sample branch location diagram
    IP addresses based on Peoria, IL
    Expect variations between different locations

    I have one senior technician who I've had to remind twice that it is a sample diagram. He keeps reading it literally.

    Most recently, he gave somebody the Peoria IP addresses for a completely different location.

    This is why I do x.x.10.22 on the diagram and put a list of subnets by site as a legend or elsewhere for the documentation.

    That way there is nothing to copy paste and you have to READ the damn documents.

    Yeah, in retrospect that's what I should have done.

    I'm just constantly disappointed when IT people don't pay attention to details. I expect that shit from users, not from techs.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
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    Of course, that wouldn't have fixed the first misinterpretation he made, where he looked at the diagram, saw that it had 4 printers on it, and got confused when a specific location had a 5th printer. He came up to me in a huff, carrying a printout and a red pen,

    "Your diagram is inaccurate! There isn't a color laser printer on here"

    Yeah, because only 1 out of 5 sites have one.

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Xaviar wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    y'all acting like you've never eaten ass or something

    too good to be a millennial?

    Let me tell you something.

    Butt stuff is gross.
    You poop from there.

    "Not right now you don't."

    Can't decide how horrible it is that we both went to this.

    What is this I don't even.
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    Shadowfire wrote: »
    Xaviar wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    y'all acting like you've never eaten ass or something

    too good to be a millennial?

    Let me tell you something.

    Butt stuff is gross.
    You poop from there.

    "Not right now you don't."

    I understood that reference.

    #captainamerica

    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
    Darkewolfe
  • MyiagrosMyiagros Registered User regular
    Sitting at the office still, restoring a server that crashed after Dell got on it to inspect why drive #3 in a RAID5 would not rebuild on the hot spare. Here's to hoping that the system state restore works onto different hardware because I'm not touching that old software RAID with a 10 ft pole.

    iRevert wrote: »
    Because if you're going to attempt to squeeze that big black monster into your slot you will need to be able to take at least 12 inches or else you're going to have a bad time...
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  • LD50LD50 Registered User regular
    Just restore from a backup.

  • XaviarXaviar Registered User regular
    LD50 wrote: »
    Just restore from a backup.

    That's cute.

    LD50SeidkonaCog
  • FFFF Once Upon a Time In OaklandRegistered User regular
    Cog wrote: »
    God dammit, people. Don't set google DNS on your fucking domain controller! Even as the secondary option!

    Also, you can't retire a DC by just powering it off and throwing it in the garbage.
    UQKrvcx.gif

    Do like our networking guy does. Just add more DNS servers. If the first one doesn't have the right entries your computer will just use a different one. What could go wrong?
    Everything. Everything goes wrong.

    Huh...
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