Get more done by working Smarter!

Working as a System Analyst is very exiting job, but if your not smart enough! It can become a little boring.

let me give you a simple example, I was doing some of the housekeeping of the Servers that we support, which involved me to do a series of task on each Server, you might be thinking that’s not a big deal !

well reconsider it once more  if you have to do that task 300 times, the same steeps on all the Servers (if you have 300 Servers) or if you have to do a task several time a day on few Servers, Now that  can get very tedious job, and off course can become boring too.

the only solution around this problem  is scripting or Coding or Programming.

Ok hang on are you one of the guy who likes to keep away form programming like me ?

Well in all honesty,  I use to say that programming is not my peace of cake as I am a system Admin, but let me give you another example.  As you’re the Administrator you are been told to create a user account for a new starter, well if he just needs the domain access your job is very easy as you just need to create one user at the Active directory dome controller. But if you need to give him logon locally access you have to create a local account on each of the Server, if you have  300 Servers, then its not wise to logon each server and careate a user.

Ok now you will need a method or a script to do that job for you, You do not need to be an expert to do it, you should just know, want to be done.

Dint get it ?

I know scripting sounds scary isn’t it,  don’t worry you do not need to learn every thing, Scripting is very simple, its a set of commands which you want to do. If your very lucky you can find a ready to use code on the internet, all you got to do now is download it and edit it according to your need then please do not forget to test before you implement. once your convinced that the script is doing the exact job as you wanted.

Wala

Believe me it does make our life a lot easy

so if your need to do a task more then once which can take 10 minutes each time you do it.

Try to write a Script.

if you  have to do a series of admin tasks on several computers

 Try to write a script

If you want to run a particular task at a time when you wont be in the office or it simply does not need any monitoring.

Again try to write a script.

just write a simple script and keep it. so wheen you need to do it again you can just execute that code and it will do it for you

Magic isn’t it J

Ok this is how you can work smatter rather then harder

I have gathered some useful links which is worth watching.

Special thanks to my friend Nathan who has not only given me this idea but helped me by going through some of the scripts which he wrote earlier, now I have managed to do the same task with in a matter of minutes just by working smarter.

Hear are some of the links you can find useful other wise just use Google

 

 

You will find a lot of new scripting tools like windows Power Shell, and other useful software and technical articles for making the Admin task easy by scripting

Microsoft TechNet :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx

 

Scripting: Your First Steps

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/topics/beginner/firststeps.mspx

 

The most popular Gadgets today? Our Handheld

 

Today I am doing a research on mobile Phones, as I am going to upgrade my mobile very soon, hay that’s an advantage working in a Mobile company, you get to upgrade to the top of the range phone for free! not really.

 In all honesty I should say every one at work was looking for the new handset to upgrade as our CEO (Tom Alexander) promised to give all Orange employees new handsets.

I am specifically interested in the smart phones, one of the most popular smart device is the Blackberry, in case you don’t know who makes them, its Research In Motion, also known as RIM.

 

Blackberry Mobile phones are very common today because they support push email technology, mobile telephone, text messaging, Internet faxing, web browsing

 

 If you’re a person who needs access to his important email, on the move, then its the right choice.

As blackberry can give you the access to your emails, prity much any place, example in your home, office, or even if your just stuck in the traffic congestion, you can access your important mail email where every you get a network coverage.

 

 Another unique feature of Blackberry is all the data sent or received by the device is in a compressed format which is decompressed and then shown to the user, so this feature not only saves you time of download but also saves you decent amount of money, anyway  for me my Boss  pays the bills so lets not bother about it.

 

But the phone which stuck my eye is the HTC Diamond, I am not a big fan of HTC mobiles, as they use to be so big, I remember my work mates started bugging me, asking me if I got my brick today, well all I wanted to tell is it was too big to be called a Mobile phone, you can call it a phone but in all honestly it was no near to Mobile.

well things has changed now as the Touch Diamond is the lates device from HTC which not only looks good but works swiftly even though it has the MS Windows Mobile O/S. well that’s really amazing isn’t it ?

 

HTC have not only managed to give the device  sleek look but have packed it up with really amazing features,

to start with as its running windows Mobile it has a good user friendly interface,  runs windows mobile 6.1 which makes it more robust. As it has 4 Gb internal memory, lest hope that it does not freeze due to lack of memory, it comes with 3.15 MP camera, a GPS receiver and also support push email technology. and off course has all the features of PDA/ Organizer.

OK  so the bottom line is this is prity much a computer!

yes but with a missing mice isn’t it ?

Ok now you guys would be thinking why  don’t I talk about the I Phone. just to remind you that Orange do not sell the I Phone in the UK, what a shame!

Ok, just before you go don’t forget to have a look the you tube video demo of the black beauty Diamond, hope you enjoyed reading as much as I enjoyed writing this article.

well guys its time to go to bed now good bye and sleep tight.

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(if you want to have know more about htc touch diamond you can logon to www.htc.com )

(if you want to have know more about blackberry you can logon to www.blackberry.com )

before i go let me tell you some thing all my colleague are intrested only in the new  HTC touch diamond, so do not want to be left behind.

well if you guys have any suggestions or comments please feel free to use the box below ‘Submit Comment’.