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H Drive Mapper

12 November 2012

script.gif Problem: The way we were mapping people to their Home drives (h drives) was through active directory (the 'Profile-Home Folder-Local path' option). When we migrated to a new server, we needed to change the server to the new server in ADUC A little while after that, we decided to start mapping people to their home drive via VBscript rather than through ADUC. In order to be successful, we needed to clear the local path string in ADUC and assign the script via GPO to each users logon script. Problem was no one wanted to waste 10 hours getting carpal tunnel. removing these values manually. To further complicate the problem, our VBScript mapped the home folder using the %username%, some of which were changed since the folder was created. This meant that for those select users, the script would not work.
Solution: We created a script that would change the 'local path' value to the new server. Later, we created one that would clear out all the 'local path' values of a defined OU. To rename the folder to the current username, we created another script that would scan each folder, look at the usernames that have permissions, ignore usernames that it was defined to ignore, then if it found a username that it was not told to ignore and found that it did not match the folder name, it would prompt the admin to change the folder name to the current user name. Wicked, ain't it? Attached file has all necessary scripts to do what was just described.

Tactical Tech Admin Kit

12 November 2012

A traveling Administrator/ Technician requires a certain level of technical tools to get the job done. This fly away kit has everything a Tech needs to complete the IT mission when called out to a remote location.
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Tactical Tech Hard Install Boxes

12 November 2012

Problem: Getting the proper equipment for a hard install of a data network down range ain't easy. After you finally figure out what you need and order it, it can take several months just to get the equipment in, which is not good when people wanted to start using the network yesterday.
Solution: These kits are packed with all the basics to lay down a professional data network infrastructure in an office area. They are packed in a way to minimize the space that they take up in the ISU. It is recomended that you maintain 5 of these, or one per building you plan on installing. *Please note that the kit does not yet include unterminated CAT5 cable as built on this page. Download the Packing List

Tactical Tech Mini Screwdriver set

12 November 2012

Problem: IT guys need small screwdrivers to pop open laptops down range and also need a way to organize and maintain them.
Solution: Have your wife (or a tailor shop) sew up these cool pouches! These mini Screwdrivers are from General Tools, Part no. GEN690, and the straps and buckles can be ordered at strapworks.com

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Tactical Tech Power Supply Organizer

12 November 2012

Problem: When walking around the TOC, I noticed that the biggest danger to the TOC Jockeys was not an incoming mortar round, but it was all the laptop power supplies on the floor that caused people to trip and fall to their deaths. It also made it difficult for the privates to sweep up the floor. We needed a way to keep them and the power strips and supplies off of the floor.
Solution: We built just a simple power supply managment board with space for a power strip and bolted it to the edge of the desk they were working off of, and put the power supplies in the power supply pockets (*Note that pictured is a wall mount unit, but during the build, you can reverse it so the power strip is below the pockets and can create a desk mount unit) <