:: Thursday, December 30, 2004 ::
First, the good stuff: Illinois Basketball is still undefeated.
It's kinda complicated making a transition from an NT4 domain to an Active Directory Windows Server 2003 domain when you're at a large institution like the University of Illinois. We've been running our own departmental domain for a long time; for a number of reasons it has become important to attach ourselves to the greater University domain.
Then, you move into the switchover phase. You've tested everything, and you think it works. But there's always a lot you don't know. So when you switch to "live production" you get interesting problems. Like, for instance, that passwords that should be synchronized aren't always. Actually, it seems most of the time they aren't. Or your computer cloning software gives strange error messages leaving computers in unbootable states. Or when people need something to be fixed "right now!" and you have to tell them that they need to take a number.
All in all, it's been a long day. But we're making really good progress with the transition.
What will Monday bring?
:: Matt 12/30/2004 10:20:00 PM :: permalink ::