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Day Job


So it has been a while since I last posted, because I now have a new job as of January! My new role is IT Infrastructure Engineer, although software development is still something I pursue when I can. In my new job, I am now responsible for a college’s IT infrastructure, including backups, deployment and […]

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Multiple-user student webserver – Part 2

Further to the previous post on this, we have had a second catastrophic outage of our storage array which, once again, has taken Studentnet with it. However, going from my previous blog post has allowed me to get this up and running fairly quickly. In the process, I found some addendums that I would make to […]

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Running MSIs with FOG

I was trying to work out today why some of my snapins weren’t working for FOG. One issue I came across was to do with an MSI file. Although it deploys, the following text from fog.log seems to indicate that the MSI isn’t a valid application.  04/11/2014 14:00 FOG::SnapinClient Snapin Found: 04/11/2014 14:00 FOG::SnapinClient     ID: 2458 […]

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Multiple-user student webserver

[The following post has been superceded by a more recent one, which tidies up the installation a bit and automates the LAMP installation.] For today’s (well, the last week or so) post, I’ll outline the steps needed to build a webserver that can be used by multiple users, authenticated from an active directory environment, to host […]

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FOG Update – Part 7

Further to the previous post, everything seems to have been a success. I wiped out list of hosts from the FOG database when I installed the server from scratch and so have been going around all of our PCs re-registering them all from the FOG host registration menu, using some sort of naming convention (<department><room>-<assettag>). […]


FOG Update – Part 6

Active Directory settings in FOG 1.0+ Back in FOG Update – Part 2, I said that you could just copy and paste settings from the old FOG to the new one. Except that, as of version 1.0, the username for the account that can add machines to Active Directory should NOT contain the domain. In […]


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