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Originally Posted by w-moffatt View Post

thought this forum was for information and useful tips, not flaming companies and whining about updates...

It was in the spirit of other IT professionals that may have had the same type of problem. There was no slander against Microsoft at all or any other company. Where'd that come from??

This was only an IT tech getting surprised at what brought my companies Internet to it's knees by 2000 Locations multiple instore 2GiG downloads using our collective Internet out of a 320Meg pipe. We only make 30 Billion a year, so anything that disrupts our Internet just might be a problem to us lol.

Also I think the problem is that I made the mistake and alluded to Patching. NO, It's the Entire WIN8 Image we are selling!

A Store customer brings their laptop into our store. We hook it up. Our tech goes through the Network and logs into Microsoft on the customers behalf and "upgrades to WIN8." The entire thing, 2 gig on the Network for a cheaper price as the customer gets no DVD. the DVD version is more expensive by 30+ dollars etc...

A WSUS Server is not intended for this and we sure wouldn't connect Customers laptops (IE Geeksquad type services to our internal WSUS Server.)

Granted it was our Internal company problem for not talking to each other... I was only sharing. I'll think better of it in the future...never know something might help someone with similar...oh nvm. rolleyes.gif
Edited by Ghoxt - 11/8/12 at 3:23pm
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It was in the spirit of other IT professionals that may have had the same type of problem. There was no slander against Microsoft at all or any other company. Where'd that come from??
This was only an IT tech getting surprised at what brought my companies Internet to it's knees by 2000 Locations multiple instore 2GiG downloads using our collective Internet out of a 320Meg pipe. We only make 30 Billion a year, so anything that disrupts our Internet just might be a problem to us lol.
Also I think the problem is that I made the mistake and alluded to Patching. NO, It's the Entire WIN8 Image we are selling!
A Store customer brings their laptop into our store. We hook it up. Our tech goes through the Network and logs into Microsoft on the customers behalf and "upgrades to WIN8." The entire thing, 2 gig on the Network for a cheaper price as the customer gets no DVD. the DVD version is more expensive by 30+ dollars etc...
A WSUS Server is not intended for this and we sure wouldn't connect Customers laptops (IE Geeksquad type services to our internal WSUS Server.)
Granted it was our Internal company problem for not talking to each other... I was only sharing. I'll think better of it in the future...never know something might help someone with similar...oh nvm. rolleyes.gif

I think it was the offhanded remark in the first post, i.e. "Thanks MS" which made it pretty hard to believe that you weren't bashing MS. The fact that it sounded like you were complaining about updates didn't help. I also fail to see how this thread could help anyone with anything. To sum it up all you said, in the first post at least, pretty much amounts to "OMG, Microsoft is eating all our internet!" Nothing about your company making a bad decision etc. No offense intended.

Also, on a side note, do the DVD-less updates not give them a DVD key anymore? Because if they did couldn't they just use a physical DVD to update it but put in the DVD-less product key?
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Also, on a side note, do the DVD-less updates not give them a DVD key anymore? Because if they did couldn't they just use a physical DVD to update it but put in the DVD-less product key?

My techs in that dept are looking into that . It would make sense to me but in corporate circles they are miles away. Thanks for your frank input. I readily admit in my first post we had no idea what the issue was other than getting clobbered data wise by Microsoft;s internet hosting with Akamai which of course hosts half the internets regional cloud distributions.

Yeah the "Thanks MS" was really intended tongue in cheek for Win8 hitting now when we apparently were not prepared. Internet doesn't show emotion so oh well, I can see how someone could read more into it than intended.
Edited by Ghoxt - 11/8/12 at 6:26pm
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