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Jan
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accepted Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
Jan
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comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
"We in IT do not know every facet of the business", do you allow an exception for smaller organisations in which the IT function is more closely integrated? I agree on the "being careful." part. Of course, all of this activity needs to occur with consultation and coordination with affected parties.
Jan
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comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
No trouble accessing the folders. More interested in checking what well-known solutions exist and what works well in others' experience before recreating the wheel. So far it looks like a handful of custom scripts will provide the best result.
Jan
9
comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
A few issues from multiple POV as you suggest. From a compliance POV, an organisation needs to demonstrate care in protecting sensitive data etc. Minimising disorganised files that may contain sensitive info is just better practice IMHO. Also when employment periods terminate, who wants to wade through people's old junk to see what could be important to the business? Better off using a continual process to ensure people stow things away properly. e.g. you don't want key client correspondence that is contractually binding on an individual's desktop etc. Fewer files are easier to check.
Jan
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revised Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
Added example command
Jan
8
comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
@EliadTech agreed on the one person per file. However, not everyone is experienced in records management. Also I hear that part of organisational culture includes using mechanisms to encourage behaviours as part of the culture. So surely it will help foster a culture of responsibility for a clean work environment when there is a consistent process highlighting the policy.
Jan
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revised Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
Added example command
Jan
8
comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
Also I'm not asking for a recommendation, I'm asking for the name of a product or tool of which I'm not yet aware and that I haven't been able to find via usual means.
Jan
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comment Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
Absolutely have management support, there are mistakes being made by people referring to out-of-date documents and files.
Jan
8
asked Users are accumulating files everywhere and being wasteful/disorganised, what's the best strategy and supporting tools to help clean it up?
Jan
8
comment How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?
Two NIC with an IP each, secondary IP has DNS/WINS. Should there be a naming conflict, what I don't understand is how this issue seems to show symptoms on a regular periodic basis of about 2 weeks.
Jan
8
revised How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?
Clarified that the two different IPs are associated with different MACs
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revised How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?
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Jan
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comment How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?
Event log showed some issues with dns etc. However, nslookup works for the addresses shown as having errors in the eventlog.
Jan
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asked How to fix periodic and unexplained “access denied” Windows Server 2008r2?
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asked Is it fundamentally wrong to ask an FTPS client to connect on port 990/989 using explicit mode?