QUOTE(corenfa @ Mar 14 2012, 10:35 PM)
QUOTE(Violin Hero @ Mar 14 2012, 01:03 PM)
A server has been taken down at work to be upgraded so I was using the backup server yesterday without any issues. Now both of the servers have been taken offline to be upgraded.
This affects a lot of my work as an IT professional.
This used to happen to me. On days that it happened, I would leave at 3pm out of principle. I wasn't going to spend the rest of the working day sitting around doing nothing because the department was stupid enough to set things up so you couldn't do anything without those servers.
You could always come here and play with mine.
I am gradually working my way through the various issues with NAT, NPS, DNS, DHCP and so forth, but whilst it works well it is still generating copious error and advisory notices. I am sure I didn't have this faff with 2003 R2.
Regarding routers; some years ago I was feeling very pleased with myself having set up my small office network with two uninterruptible power supplies. We get quite a few power cuts out here in the sticks, so a UPS is a necessity rather than a luxury.
Anyhow, I distinctly remember thinking that it didn't matter if the internet (ISDN in those days) went down during a power cut, and in any case the router's power adapter wouldn't connect to the UPS without a lot of faff, so it was just plugged into a 13A socket.
All was well until the next power cut. Everything kept going except the router - which had it's DHCP server enabled, so the whole network stopped working and we couldn't save anything. This somehow made a real mess of our Sage accounts system, which thankfully I was able to recover that from last night's tape. Lesson learned!