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You come into a job, the former IT admin quits, you get promoted to his job, and during the course of teaching yourself the network you discover that just about every physical Windows server machine has F@H installed on it. and it's active.

What do?

(I've since "resolved" this, but I've always been curious what others would do)
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Originally Posted by Faketetrabyte View Post

You come into a job, the former IT admin quits, you get promoted to his job, and during the course of teaching yourself the network you discover that just about every physical Windows server machine has F@H installed on it. and it's active.
What do?
(I've since "resolved" this, but I've always been curious what others would do)

Tell your boss. If he's okay with it keep folding. If not, respect the company's wishes.
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Tell your boss the truth about the product, what it does, but also that it will have an effect on day to day performance because it's using CPU. Which means that it also is using power, and creating heat that needs to disipate. Therefore costing the company more money. Most managers don't like to hear about unneeded expenses.
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Ahem... What team were the clients folding for? If it was 37726 you are in big trouble buddy! BIG TROUBLE YOU HEAR ME?!?!?! tongue.gif
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Ahem... What team were the clients folding for? If it was 37726 you are in big trouble buddy! BIG TROUBLE YOU HEAR ME?!?!?! tongue.gif

Se7en? redface.gif
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Turn it off. I guarantee the boss wasn't aware it was on there. No suit is going to let a non-business related program tax the crap out of all their expensive hardware and slow down their normal operations.
    
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Personally i would ask first then decide, might be the company did it on purpose sort of thing
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Ask the boss about the program. If he or she has never heard of it, remove it. Chances are as stated above, it has been taxing the servers. Let the boss know you have made some adjustments to make the servers faster and more energy efficient. Receive raise. thumb.gif
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