Test Post after Moving to a New Server

June 9, 2011 at | In General | 92 Comments

Testing the ability to post to the blog after moving to a new server.

October 21, 2010 at | In General | 104 Comments

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Test Post

October 20, 2010 at | In General | 91 Comments

This is a test post.

Displays within GroupWise

October 13, 2010 at | In GroupWise, Server | 104 Comments

Your GroupWise display may change from time to time when randomly clicking or over clicking while in GroupWise.  Over clicking occurs when you get impatient and click a second or third time.  Most times your hardware and GroupWise will remember this.  When the software is finished with the current task, the second and third clicks will go through sometimes causing undesirable results.

From within the MacBook or Windows you can fix your GroupWise mailbox  (inbox) display settings by doing the following:

For sorting you can click on the title of any column to sort in either ascending or descending order.  It’s basically a toggle.  With each click your messages will be sorted based on the column selected in the opposite direction.

NOTE: This is true with most any application that has columns.  By clicking on the column title/header you can resort the data based on that column.

From within the MacBook, if you are seeing your Sent Items in your mailbox (inbox), do the following:

  1. Control Click on the Mailbox (inbox)
  2. Select Properties
  3. Select Display
  4. Click on the More Display Settings… button
  5. Uncheck Sent
  6. Click on the OK button
  7. Click on the OK button

From within Windows, if you are seeing your Sent Items in your mailbox (inbox), do the following:

  1. Make sure you are in your Mailbox (Inbox)
  2. Pull down the Viewmenu
  3. Select Display Settings
  4. Uncheck Sent Items
  5. Pull down the View menu again
  6. Select Display Settings
  7. Select Save Curren

-= ALTERNATELY =-

  1. Right click on the Mailbox (inbox)
  2. Select Properties
  3. Click on the Display tab
  4. Uncheck Sent Items
  5. Click on the OK button

Blog Listing

October 10, 2010 at | In General | 80 Comments
  • Speech Fall ‘13

    Speak. Listen. Learn. Grow. Rest
    Created 2013-09-05 07:34

  • Senior English

    Year Four and We Don’t Want No More
    Created 2013-09-04 13:24

  • AP Lit 2014

    Your Brain on AP Go Boom
    Created 2013-09-04 13:03

  • English

    The title says it all. Let’s do this thing.
    Created 2013-09-02 12:32

  • Honors English 10 pm

    We treat other classes like the sad unfortunates they are. Pity them but do not get too close.
    Created 2013-08-31 10:37

  • Honors English 10 am

    We read to defeat you. And we will defeat you.
    Created 2013-08-31 10:33

  • Speech Spring 2013

    We talk. You listen.
    Created 2013-01-27 15:05

  • Honors U.S.-Main

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2012-10-04 08:40

  • Sophomore Honors English Block 5

    We win. We just freaking win. Who is defeated? Ignorance.
    Created 2012-08-30 15:06

  • Sophomore Honors English Block 2

    All other English classes serve us sandwiches. We complain they are not fresh enough.
    Created 2012-08-30 15:02

  • Sophomore Honors English Block 4

    Do our brains threaten you? Correct.
    Created 2012-08-30 14:57

  • Honors English 12

    Bringing the reading funk day after day.
    Created 2012-08-30 14:51

  • Speech 2012 Semester 1

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2012-08-30 14:46

  • AP Literature and Composition

    We Read to Defeat You. Cowering Shows Wisdom.
    Created 2012-08-30 14:35

  • SAT Prep

    Getting Ready for the Big May Test
    Created 2012-02-13 17:15

  • Speech

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2012-01-17 10:39

  • Mr. Varney 2011-12

    Ecology, Earth Science, & AP Environmental Science
    Created 2011-09-01 13:13

  • BMS Art

    Created 2011-05-23 07:43

  • Language Arts Projects

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2011-03-13 20:34

  • Morse High School Band

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2011-03-10 10:14

  • Fisher-Mitchell School Advisory Group

    SAG•a•da•hoc sa•gac•i•ty … a community of wisdom supporting a positive school culture and academic achievement for all students
    Created 2010-12-22 14:07

  • Welcome to the WCS Art Space!

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-11-03 08:30

  • WCS Second Grade

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-11-03 08:29

  • The RSU1 Sandbox for Blogs

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-11-03 08:28

  • WCS 7th and 8th Grade Math

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-11-03 07:39

  • Woolwich 6th Grade

    All things great and small for the WCS 6th grade family
    Created 2010-11-03 07:39

  • WCS PRINCIPAL

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-11-03 07:38

  • RSU1 Blog Directory

    Created 2010-10-09 22:26

  • Integrating Technology

    Technology Transforming Education
    Created 2010-09-02 10:57

  • Kindergarten Corner

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-08-30 11:24

  • Math at MHS

    Everyday Encounters with Mathematics
    Created 2010-08-03 10:31

  • 5E woolwich

    A sharing space for students, parents and colleagues
    Created 2010-08-03 09:27

  • Mrs. Towle’s Blog

    July 29, 2010
    Created 2010-07-29 11:19

  • Morse Morning Announcements

    Keepin’ it real at the 826
    Created 2010-03-16 16:56

  • AP Language and Composition

    A place to get and share ideas for Morse AP Lang and Comp students
    Created 2010-02-09 15:01

  • Mr. O’Leary’s Opus

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-02-09 14:17

  • Read 180 Blog

    Morse High Sophomores Get Into Reading
    Created 2010-02-09 09:48

  • Design Workshop

    Graphic Design, for Everyone who wants to learn…
    Created 2010-02-04 09:36

  • Ms. Lynch’s Blog Page

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-01-27 16:01

  • Mr. Berkowitz

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2010-01-24 17:43

  • Phippsburg Art Studio

    The Phippsburg Art Studio blog will be used to share the work of talented young artists.
    Created 2009-12-14 10:06

  • Created 2009-12-08 12:54

  • Morse High School Library

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2009-12-03 14:40

  • Reid House

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2009-11-19 07:38

  • BMS Computer Class

    Created 2009-11-18 17:30

  • Popham Science

    Just another Blogs.rsu1.org weblog
    Created 2009-11-07 16:43

  • Mr. Bodeen

    Created 2008-10-14 09:45

  • RSU1 Blogs

    Created 2008-10-14 08:57

  • DHCP Servers

    October 8, 2010 at | In General, Server | 86 Comments
    1. KORE Server
      1. IP: 10.1.1.21
      2. OS: NetWare 6.5 SP8
      3. DHCP Settings:
        1. DHCP Range: 10.1.30.1 – 10.1.34.254
        2. DNS1: 10.1.1.21 (KORE Server)
        3. DNS2: 10.2.1.1 (BAILEY Server)
        4. Gateway: 10.1.0.252 (JoeBox Firewall)
        5. Net Mask: 255.255.192.0
    1. BAILEY Server
      1. IP: 10.2.1.1
      2. OS: NetWare 6.5 SP8
      3. DHCP Settings:
        1. DHCP Range: 10.2.30.1 – 10.2.32.254
        2. DNS1: 10.1.1.21 (KORE Server)
        3. DNS2: 10.2.1.1 (BAILEY Server)
        4. Gateway: 10.2.0.253 (Cisco Router)
        5. Net Mask: 255.255.192.0
    1. DNS Server
      1. IP: 10.3.1.1
      2. OS: NetWare 6.5 SP6
      3. DHCP Settings:
        1. DHCP Range: 10.3.30.1 – 10.3.31.254
        2. DNS1: 10.1.1.21 (KORE Server)
        3. DNS2: 10.3.1.1 (DN Server)
        4. Gateway: 10.3.0.253 (Cisco Router)
        5. Net Mask: 255.255.192.0
    1. FMS Server
      1. IP: 10.4.1.1
      2. OS: NetWare 6.5 SP6
      3. DHCP Settings:
        1. DHCP Range: 10.4.30.1 – 10.4.31.254
        2. DNS1: 10.1.1.21 (KORE Server)
        3. DNS2: 10.4.1.1 (FMS Server)
        4. Gateway: 10.4.0.253 (Cisco Router)
        5. Net Mask: 255.255.192.0
    1. Central Server
      1. IP: 10.5.1.1
      2. OS: NetWare 6.5 SP8
      3. DHCP Settings:
        1. DHCP Range: 10.5.30.1 – 10.5.30.254
        2. DNS1: 10.1.1.21 (KORE Server)
        3. DNS2: 10.5.1.1 (Central Server)
        4. Gateway: 10.5.0.253 (Cisco Router)
        5. Net Mask: 255.255.192.0

    Z.E.N.works Imaging

    October 8, 2010 at | In NetWare, Server, Workstation | 97 Comments
    1. Starting out

      1. Boot from the ZenWorks Imaging CD

      2. Select Manual Mode

      3. If prompted to enter an imaging server IP address, enter one of the following addresses:

        1. 10.1.1.21 – Kore

        2. 10.2.1.1 – Bailey

        3. 10.3.1.1 – DNS

        4. 10.4.1.1 – FMS

        5. 10.5.1.1 – Huse

      4. At the command prompt type “img” and press enter

        1. Command prompt will look like “/#”

      5. Press enter or click on OK

      6. The imaging CD can be removed at this point and used on another workstation.

    1. Creating an Image

      1. Press F5

      2. Select Server

      3. Click on Next

      4. Server IP address should be correct, if not then change it.

      5. Path to the archive will be //x.x.x.x/VOL1/images/filename.zmg

        1. x.x.x.x is the imaging servers IP address

        2. VOL1 could also be VOL2 if using Kore

          1. images is the only authorized folder on each of the imaging servers so you can not specifiy another folder unless it’s a subfolder within the images folder.

        3. filename.zmg is the name of your image.

          1. It must be unique from other image names. The “zmg” extension must be included in the filename. If you want to overwrite an existing image, you must first browse to the folder on the server and delete the image.

      6. Unselect partitions you don’t want included in the image

      7. Select “Balanced” for the Compression type.

      8. Click on Next

      9. Author is optional

      10. Computer is optional

      11. I usually fill out the description

      12. Comments are optional

      13. Click on Next

      14. Imaging will now start as long as a valid server and path was entered previously

      15. Once complete you can turn off or reboot the computer.

    1. Restoring an Image

      1. Press F6

      2. Select Server

      3. Click on Next

      4. Server IP address should be correct, if not then change it

      5. Enter the path to the image you want to use keeping the format presented.

        1. //x.x.x.x/vol1/images/filename.zmg

      6. Click on Next

      7. Imaging will now start as long as a valid server and path was entered previously

      8. Once completed reboot the workstation

      9. Let ZenWorks finish configuring the Windows installation

        1. This could take up to 5 minutes

      10. Double check the computer name

        1. When using ZenWorks, it doesn’t always keep the previous name of the workstation. If changing the name, do that now.

        2. If you rename a workstation, you must go in to ConsoleOne and delete the object with the old name, otherwise the workstation with the new name will still appear as the old one in ConsoleOne and it will be confusing later on for remote management purposes.

    Network Backups

    October 8, 2010 at | In General | 104 Comments

    Preparing for Network Backup:

    Because of live databases being used, local backups are made via the specific software’s backup utility or home grown utility.  A backup is created and saved to a location on the local server.  Later in the night, the backup is then copied from the local server to the BACKUP server at BRCTC.

    ADS

    Server(s): CORA

    Content: ADS SQL database dump

    Scheduled: SQL Server Management Tool

    Time: 10:00 PM

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Local Location: D:\Backup

    InfoCentre

    Server(s): BARNUM, DANI and FRIA

    Content: InfoCentre database dump

    Scheduled: Windows Scheduled Tasks

    Time: 9:00 PM

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Local Location: C:\InfoCentreServer\data\InfoCentre\backups

    Isonas

    Server(s): CERBERUS

    Content: Isonas Door Security database

    Scheduled: Windows Scheduled Tasks

    Time: 9:00 PM

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Local Location: C:\Program Files\ISONAS\Backup

    Lexia

    Server(s): BARNUM, DANI and FRIA

    Content: Lexia database folder

    Scheduled: Windows Scheduled Tasks

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Days: Monday – Friday

    Local Location: D:\Lexia_Backup

    Read About

    Server(s): FMS-READABOUT

    Content: Read About database

    Scheduled: Scholastic SAM Backup Utility

    Time: 8:00 PM

    Days: Monday – Sunday

    Local Location: /Scholastic/SAM_Server/jboss/server/lycea/deploy/sam-download.war

    Read 180

    Server(s): BMS-READ180 and MHS-READ180

    Content: Read About database

    Scheduled: Scholastic SAM Backup Utility

    Time: 8:00 PM

    Days: Monday – Sunday

    Local Location: /Scholastic/SAM_Server/jboss/server/lycea/deploy/sam-download.war

    Network Backup (Daily)

    Monday thru Friday starting at 10:00PM the BACKUP server copies data from our servers across Bath to itself.  Each server has its own folder on Drive D: In most of their folders there are 5 folders labeled Monday through Friday.   The following servers/services do not have a Monday – Friday folder because their backups consist of a single unique file/folder for each day they’re backed up locally on the server: LEXIA, Read 180, Read About, and U47 ADS.

    On Drives E: and F: the same folders exist.  Drive D: contains the current weeks’ backups, Drive E: contains the previous weeks, and Drive F: contains the week after that.  A total of 15 business days worth of backups are stored on the BACKUP server.

    BACKUP uses a Samba/SMB connection on all of the servers it backs up.  The login credentials for each server is stored on BACKUP.  If any of the servers are restarted, normally nothing needs to be done on the BACKUP server to re-connect.   You should watch the log files on a daily basis to make sure the backups are occurring.  If a connection needs to be re-established manually, go to My Computer, in the address field enter \\<servername> and press <ENTER>.  Do this until you see the volume or folder contents for the server. You may have to do this 2 - 3 times.

    Robocopy is the utility used to copy the files.  It is small and fast.  Robocopy mirrors the location the files are being copied from.   What this means is, is that any file that has been deleted from the source server, will be deleted from the BACKUP server.   This keeps the backup server from being filled up so quickly.  Since we keep 15 business days worth of backups on the server, we just look to the previous days’ backup to recover files if necessary.

    A typical nights’ backup includes:

    1. All user home directories
    2. The contents of VOL1 on each of the NetWare file servers
      1. Except: Apps, Bathshare, Drivers, Firmware and Images folders
        1. The Apps, Drivers and Firmware folders on ALPHA and JUDE are backed up only on Fridays
          1. The Apps folder is never backed up on the other NetWare servers due to ALPHA and JUDE containing all of the applications that they do.
        2. The Bathshare folder on VIPER is only backed up on Fridays
      2. Include: AccReadr folder
        1. The AccReadr folder in the Apps folder is backed up Monday – Friday.
    3. Accelerated Reader
    4. ADS SQL database
    5. Isonas Door Reader database
    6. InfoCentre database
    7. MySQL database on VIPER
    8. NoteShare data
    9. Nutrikids database
    10. Read180 database
    11. ReadAbout database

    A combination of DOS batch files and the Windows Scheduled Tasks utility are used to run Robocopy.   The batch files are located in a Batch folder on the desktop of BACKUP.  Located in there is a Monday thru Friday batch file with a –in, –out or 2 in the file name.  You can ignore the –all files. Those are my originals and aren’t being used at the moment.   The –in batch files backup all the servers within Morse/BRCTC. The –out batch files backup all of the other servers within the Bath schools.   Using a combination of the two files instead of a single file speeds up the backup process.  The files with the 2 in the name are used to move the previous two weeks worth of data to the next week to hold our 15 business days’ worth of data.  To add or remove what gets backed up, you’d simply edit the batch files with a text editor.  Also located in the Batch folder are 5 other folders labeled Monday thru Friday.  In each of these folders is a batch file for each server that gets backed up.  Should a backup fail for a server, you can manually make a connection and the re-run the backup by using one of these files.

    In the Scheduled Tasks folder there is a task for each nightly backup.  The first backup occurs at 3:00 PM. These are the Monday2 – Friday2 files that are used.

    For Example:

    On a Monday, the Monday2.bat file is run.  It will move data from two Mondays ago from Drive E: to F: and then the previous Mondays backup from Drive D: to E:   This process is generally finished by 8:30 PM.  The second backup occurs at 10:00 PM when both Monday-in.bat and Monday-out.bat will start.  Generally both backups are finished by 5:00 AM.

    Sample Monday2.bat file:

    robocopy E:\ F:\ /E /W:0 /R:0 /XD TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY /MIR /LOG:D:\monday.week3.log

    robocopy D:\ E:\ /E /W:0 /R:0 /XD TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY /MIR /LOG:D:\monday.week2.log

    Sample Monday-in file:

    robocopy \\ALPHA\USERS D:\ALPHA\MONDAY\USERS /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.alpha.log

    robocopy \\ALPHA\VOL1 D:\ALPHA\MONDAY\VOL1 /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /XD DRIVERS APPS FIRMWARE /LOG+:D:\MONDAY.alpha.log

    robocopy \\ASPEN\USERS D:\ASPEN\MONDAY\USERS /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.aspen.log

    robocopy \\VENUS\HTDOCS D:\VENUS\MONDAY /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.venus.log

    robocopy \\VENUS\MOODLE_DATA D:\VENUS\MONDAY\MOODLE_DATA /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:D:\MONDAY.venus.log

    robocopy \\JUDE\USERS D:\JUDE\MONDAY\USERS /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.jude.log

    robocopy \\JUDE\VOL1 D:\JUDE\MONDAY\VOL1 /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /XD APPS /LOG+:D:\MONDAY.jude.log

    robocopy \\VIPER\VOL1\DOCS D:\VIPER\MONDAY\VOL1\DOCS /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /XD BATHSHARE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.viper.log

    robocopy \\VIPER\VOL1\MYSQL D:\VIPER\MONDAY\VOL1\MYSQL /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:D:\MONDAY.viper.log

    robocopy \\APRIL\WinnWeb D:\APRIL\MONDAY\WinnWeb /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.april.log

    robocopy \\APRIL\WINNEBAGO D:\APRIL\MONDAY\WINNEBAGO /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:D:\MONDAY.april.log

    robocopy \\CERBERUS\LIVEDB D:\CERBERUS\MONDAY /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.cerberus.log

    robocopy \\CERBERUS\BACKUP D:\CERBERUS\MONDAY /E /R:0 /W:0 /TEE /LOG+:D:\MONDAY.cerberus.log

    robocopy \\CLIFF\VOL1 D:\CLIFF\MONDAY\VOL1 /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /XD SOFTWARE RESTORE /LOG:D:\MONDAY.cliff.log

    robocopy \\mhs-read180\Backup D:\MHS-Read180 /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\monday.mhs-read180.log

    robocopy \\bms-read180\Backup D:\BMS-Read180 /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\monday.bms-read180.log

    robocopy \\fms-readabout\Backup D:\FMS-ReadAbout /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\monday.fms-readabout.log

    robocopy \\FOGHORN\Noteshare D:\FOGHORN\MONDAY\Noteshare /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:D:\monday.foghorn.log

    Robocopy command line switches explaination:

    /E – All sub directories even if empty

    /LOG – Log to file over writing if already exists

    /LOG+ — Append log to existing file

    /MIR – Mirrors the destination with the contents of the source

    /R:x – Retries to copy x number of times

    /TEE – Output to screen when logging

    /W:x – x number of seconds to wait before retrying to copy

    Network Backup (weekly)

    Symantec Backup Exec is used to backup the backed up data from disk to tape once per week.  The weekly backup consists of all the data backed up on Tuesday and Friday of the current week.  The weekly backup starts at 5:00AM every Saturday.  The weekly backup tapes are recycled holding up to 4 weeks of Tuesday and Friday backups.

    Start Symantec Backup Exec on Mondays and go to the Job Monitor tab.  The job name for all backups is called WEEKLY. Double click on the most recent backup if there are errors.

    Some common errors:

    Completed with exceptions – Typically means that a file was in use when being backed up.  This will happen if the nightly server-to-disk backup doesn’t finish before the weekly backup starts at 5:00 AM.

    Failed – If the byte count looks about normal, this usually means that a folder doesn’t exist anymore that Backup Exec was trying to backup.

    Go to the Job Setup tab

    Double click on the weekly job

    Select Selections

    Click on the View Selection Details tab on the right

    Delete the folder from the list

    If the byte count is 0, the backup didn’t occur at all. Typically this means 1 of 3 things.

    (1) The tape wasn’t in the drive.

    (2) The tape is damaged.

    (3) The BACKUP server has lost communication with the tape drive.

    Restarting the server and/or turning off the power and turning it back on to the tape drive will fix the problem.

    Network Backup (monthly)

    Symantec Backup Exec is used to backup the backed up data from disk to tape once per month.   The monthly backup consists of all the data backed up on the last Tuesday and Friday of the month.  The monthly backup starts at 5:00AM on the last Saturday of the month.   The monthly backup tapes are recycled holding up to 12 months of the last Tuesday and Friday backups for each month.  The monthly backups are identical to the weekly backups, with the exception of a monthly tape is used instead of a weekly tape.

    Start Symantec Backup Exec on Mondays and go to the Job Monitor tab.   The job name for all backups is called WEEKLY.   Double click on the most recent backup if there are errors.

    See “Some common errors” under the Weekly Backup section for more info.

    Network Backup (yearly)

    Symantec Backup Exec is used to backup the backed up data from disk to tape once per year.  The yearly backup typically consists of all the data backed up on the last Tuesday and Friday of the month of July (sometimes August).  The yearly backup starts at 5:00AM on the last Saturday.  The yearly backup tapes are held indefinitely.  The yearly backups are identical to the monthly backups, with the exception of a yearly tape is used instead of a monthly tape.  Yearly backups are pulled out of circulation and replaced with a new tape.

    Start Symantec Backup Exec on Mondays and go to the Job Monitor tab.  The job name for all backups is called WEEKLY. Double click on the most recent backup if there are errors.

    See “Some common errors” under the Weekly Backup section for more info.

    GroupWise Backup and Restore

    The GroupWise Backup and Restore feature gives the end user the ability to recover their own messages.  Currently this only works well with the Windows version of GroupWise 7 and 8.  The end user can pull down the File menu and select Open Backup.  GroupWise will display all of the deleted messages that have been deleted since the last backup.  There are some exceptions.  The messages deleted of course would have to be in the backup.

    Examples:

    (1) Any message that was received the same day it was deleted will not be recoverable.

    (2) Any message deleted more than one day ago will not be recovered.

    You’ll have to do a manual restore from an older backup for that. The end user does not have rights to this.

    Any message that had been received more than 24 hours ago will be in the backup. Should a user delete one of these messages, they could self recover by using this feature.

    At 4:30 AM Tuesday thru Saturday, the gwbackup.bat batch file is run from the BACKUP server.  It copies post office files from each of the RSU’s post offices that were backed up earlier in the night to the RESTORE folder on CLIFF. This will save time since the source files are coming from the local BACKUP server and not remote servers.  Average copy time is about 15 minutes.

    Sample batch file:

    for /f “tokens=1-4 delims=/ ” %%a in (’date /t’) do (set wd=%%a)

    ECHO %wd%

    GOTO %wd%

    :Tue

    robocopy D:\CLIFF\Monday\VOL1\BSDPO \\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\BSDPO /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG:\\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\gwbackup.log

    robocopy D:\CENTRAL\Monday\VOL1\CENTRAL \\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\CENTRAL /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:\\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\gwbackup.log

    robocopy D:\BAILEY\Monday\VOL1\BMSPO \\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\BMSPO /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:\\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\gwbackup.log

    robocopy D:\DNS\Monday\VOL1\DNSPO \\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\DNSPO /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:\\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\gwbackup.log

    robocopy D:\FMS\Monday\VOL1\FMSPO \\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\FMSPO /E /R:0 /W:0 /MIR /TEE /LOG+:\\CLIFF\VOL1\RESTORE\gwbackup.log

    GOTO END

    The first line with the “for” instruction, very simply extracts the day of week from the time in a three character format (ie Mon, Tue, etc.)  The second line ECHO was for troubleshooting purposes and can be ignored.  The GOTO instruction tells the batch file to jump to a particular label.   In the case of it being Tuesday, the batch file would jump to the Tue label and copy Monday’s backup of the post offices to the RESTORE folder on CLIFF.

    Moving Students from BMS to MHS (an entire class)

    October 8, 2010 at | In Server | 85 Comments

    Moving students is a two step process. (1) Moving student accounts from Students.BMS.BSD to Students.Morse.BSD in eDirectory, (2) Moving the student home directories from \\BAILEY\USERS to \\ASPEN\USERS. This is basically the same process for moving any account from one building to another. The only difference is, path names, context and possibly not doing this in bulk.  We’ll use the class of 2013 as an example.

    (1) Use NWADMIN to move student accounts (it’s easier).

    • Start NWADMIN
    • Find and highlight the Students.BMS.BSD container
    • Pull down the Object menu
    • Select Search
    • The Search for: field should default to User, if not, select User
    • Select Department in the Property: field
    • Select Equal To in the Property: field
    • Enter Class of 2013 in the Property: field

    NOTE: This will search for all current 8th graders for moving to Morse.

    • A Search results window will open
    • Click on the top student
    • Scroll down to the bottom student
    • Hold the Shift key and click on the bottom student
    • Pull down the Object menu
    • Select Move (F7)
    • Browse to the Students.Morse.BSD container
    • Click on OK

    NOTE: Keep in mind that you may be moving students who have been held back. You can unselect those student prior to, or move their accounts back individually later on.

    (2) Use robocopy to move home directories; here I do a combination of things. I’ll use robocopy to move the folders and all contents and then Novell’s TRUSTBAR utility to re-apply the user’s rights to their home directories and then finally, going in to NWADMIN a second time and changing the home directory path under their account.

    • At the console on BAILEY run TRUSTBAR USERS: -B -V
    • Change to the Logger Screen (ALT+ESC) and wait for TRUSTBAR to finish
    • Via Windows, browse to \\BAILEY\USERS
    • Rename trustees.xml to 2013.xml
    • Copy the 2013.xml file to \\ASPEN\USERS
    • Use NotePad to create a batch file (empty text file that has a BAT extension)
    • Enter the following command: ROBOCOPY \\BAILEY\USERS\2013 \\ASPEN\USERS\2013 /R:0 /W:0 /E /MIR
    • Save the file
    • Double click on the file to run it

    NOTE: It may take a couple of hours to copy all of the data initially. You’ll want to run this a few times before deleting their old folders on BAILEY

    • At the server console on ASPEN run TRUSTBAR USERS: 2013.xml -R -V
    • If not already running, start up NWADMIN again
    • Find and highlight the Students.Morse.BSD container
    • Pull down the Object menu
    • Select Search
    • The Search for: field should default to User, if not, select User
    • Select Department in the Property: field
    • Select Equal To in the Property: field
    • Enter Class of 2013 in the Property: field
    • A Search results window will open
    • Go through each student and change their home directory volume path from:
    • .BAILEY_USERS.BMS.BSD

    -TO-

    • .ASPEN_USERS.BMS.BSD

    NOTE: Typically, I’ll highlight the volume and use CTRL+INS to copy the volume name and then use SHIFT+INS to paste in to each of the student accounts. The rest of the path /2013/student_folder will be correct.

    • At this point you’re all done. Be prepared for a few rights issues and forgotten passwords at the beginning of school.

    Network Applications

    October 8, 2010 at | In Server | 88 Comments

    5 A Day Adventures (BMS):

    Executable: \\BAILEY\VOL1\APPS\5ADay\ 5 A Day Adventures.exe

    Accelerated Reader (BMS):

    Install Source: \\BAILEY\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr\AR6_Install\SETUP.EXE

    Upgrade Source (v6.12): \\BAILEY\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr\AR6_Install\UpdateW\SETUP.EXE

    Database Location: \\BAILEY\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr

    Accelerated Reader (DNS):

    Install Source: \\DNS\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr\AR6_Install\SETUP.EXE

    Upgrade Source (v6.12): \\DNS\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr\AR6_Install\UpdateW\SETUP.EXE

    Database Location: \\DNS\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr

    Accelerated Reader (FMS):

    Install Source: \\FMS\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr\AR6_Install\SETUP.EXE

    Upgrade Source (v6.12): \\FMS\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr\AR6_Install\UpdateW\SETUP.EXE

    Database Location: \\FMS\VOL1\APPS\AccReadr

    Inspiration (BMS):

    Executable: \\BAILEY\VOL1\Apps\Inspiration7\Insp7.exe

    Inspiration (DNS):

    Executable: \\DNS\VOL1\Apps\Inspiration7\Insp7.exe

    Inspiration (FMS):

    Executable: \\FMS\VOL1\Apps\Inspiration7\Insp7.exe

    Inspiration (MHS):

    Executable: \\ALPHA\VOL1\Apps\Inspiration7\Insp7.exe

    Lexia (BMS):

    • Copy the \\BAILEY\VOL1\APPS\Lexia\Lexia Learning Systems folder to C:\Program Files

    • Place a shortcut to the Early Reading, Primary Reading and Reading Strategies applications on the Desktop and/or Start Menu.

    • Edit the C:\Program Files\Lexia Learning Systems\LLSCommon\LLSprefs.ini file to point Lexia to a different server if necessary.

    Lexia (DNS):

    • Copy the \\DNS\VOL1\APPS\Lexia\Lexia Learning Systems folder to C:\Program Files

    • Place a shortcut to the Early Reading, Primary Reading and Reading Strategies applications on the Desktop and/or Start Menu.

    • Edit the C:\Program Files\Lexia Learning Systems\LLSCommon\LLSprefs.ini file to point Lexia to a different server if necessary.

    Lexia (FMS):

    • Copy the \\FMS\VOL1\APPS\Lexia\Lexia Learning Systems folder to C:\Program Files

    • Place a shortcut to the Early Reading, Primary Reading and Reading Strategies applications on the Desktop and/or Start Menu.

    • Edit the C:\Program Files\Lexia Learning Systems\LLSCommon\LLSprefs.ini file to point Lexia to a different server if necessary.

    NutriKids Manager:

    Install Source: \\FS2\VOL1\NUTRIKIDS\POS1DB\MG_Setup.exe

    Database Location: \\FS2\VOL1\NutriKids\POS1DB\NutKidMG.mdb

    NutriKids Serving Line:

    Install Source: \\FS2\VOL1\NUTRIKIDS\POS1DB\ST_Setup.exe

    Database Location: \\FS2\VOL1\NutriKids\POS1DB\NutKidMG.mdb

    Scholastic Achievement Manager

    Installed on CIS\JC (Scott’s PC) workstation

    Installed in c:\Program Files\Scholastic

    Scholastic Reading Inventory (BRVC):

    Install Source: \\JUDE\VOL1\SCHSUITE\Schlastc\Installs\Windows\SRI\SRIWS.exe

    Database Location: \\JUDE\VOL1\SCHSUITE\Schlastc\SMS_DATA

    TellMeMore (BMS):

    Executable: \\BAILEY\VOL1\Apps\TMMEducation\apps\TellmeMore\bin\tmm.exe

    Wards Science CD’s (MHS):

    Executable: \\ALPHA\VOL1\APPS\WARDS

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