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8. Network Maintenance Annoyances > DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING

DOCUMENTATION AND RECORD KEEPING

DOCUMENT COMPUTER SETTINGS

The Annoyance:

Every time one of the computers on my network has a problem, I have to check the settings. I keep a file of each computer’s settings in a file cabinet because keeping it on the computer seems dangerous. I’ll need the settings if the computer won’t boot or if I can’t get to the drive. However, keeping paper-based information is a pain because I have to leaf through all types of information to get to what I need.

The Fix:

The annoying thing about paper is that you can’t change the way it’s sorted, nor can you perform a search operation. The solution is to keep both computer-based and paper-based information. On my network, every computer has a document on the root directory named


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