secretly Fixing The Church computers

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davidmarmolejo
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secretly Fixing The Church computers

Postby davidmarmolejo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:06 am

When i go geneology center,When I use the computers I see there are not well taken care of
Like not Updated OS,or out of date Virus database etc etc ..

So I start fixing that secretly ( and i have ofered to do something about it ) an most of the time they will tell me they have some one
for that. that is a computer expert bla bla bla ... .

So again i used them yesterday . they had some problems and again tried to fix them
BTW I have used computer for about 30 years and taken classes
But this is frustraiting ..... What can i do about it?? cant stand seing church computers so out
of shape ....

BTW .. they are using Windows Xp still ..

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Re: I almost always have to secretly Fix The Church computer

Postby lajackson » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:14 am

davidmarmolejo wrote:What can i do about it?? cant stand seeing church computers so out
of shape ....

Your Stake Technology Specialist is the one responsible for the computers. He is an Assistant Stake Clerk--Technology. If he is not able to take care of things, you might discuss it with the stake clerk or one of your priesthood leaders.

However, since you appear to have some extended knowledge relating to computers, your leaders may wish to consider a calling for you to assist the Asst Stk Clerk--Technology. He will know the proper policy and procedures to follow in maintaining Church administrative and FHC computers, but I imagine that he would welcome some computer expertise if he is at all unsure about those technical matters.

And as long as you are willing to follow Church policy and procedures, I would think a valuable relationship would develop there. I suggest that you speak with your priesthood leaders about the situation and, if you are so inspired, to offer your willingness to assist. Then allow them to make the decision and the proper assignments or calling as they are inspired.

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Re: secretly Fix The Church computers

Postby aebrown » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:15 am

davidmarmolejo wrote:When i go geneology center,When I use the computers I see there are not well taken care of
Like not Updated OS,or out of date Virus database etc etc ..

So I start fixing that secretly ( and i have ofered to do something about it ) an most of the time they will tell me they have some one
for that. that is a computer expert

It does require some effort to keep computers properly maintained. For a Family History Center (and for clerk computers), the stake technology specialist has that responsibility.

The approved antivirus solution is Sophos, and if it is properly installed, it will automatically update itself to protect against new or updated viruses.

Another tool available in FHCs is called Deep Freeze, and it helps protect the computers against configuration changes that patrons might make. It requires some effort to install, but is quite helpful after that.

It's nice of you to secretly fix the computers, but it seems to me that it would be much better to coordinate this with the stake technology specialist. For the FHC, it would also be good to make the FHC director aware of the issues. Perhaps they could formalize an assignment for you to help with computer maintenance, since you are willing and have the skills.

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Re: secretly Fix The Church computers

Postby davidmarmolejo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:20 am

It's nice of you to secretly fix the computers, but it seems to me that it would be much better to coordinate this with the stake technology specialist. For the FHC, it would also be good to make the FHC director aware of the issues. Perhaps they could formalize an assignment for you to help with computer maintenance, since you are willing and have the skills.



That's the problem Lol lol when i have talked with the computer specialist for that center ..the attitud
has been that ....! have all in working with not problems ,. thankyou for your concern. now leave
this to the real pros ... ..

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Re: secretly Fixing The Church computers

Postby davidmarmolejo » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:22 am

But i will talk to the stake about it .......

really cant stand it ... Lol :) ........ we where doing to do Vid Conf on them ......yesterday
and i had to fix some issues .on the computer really fast to get them working in time for it

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Re: secretly Fixing The Church computers

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:17 am

davidmarmolejo wrote:When i go geneology center,When I use the computers I see there are not well taken care of
Like not Updated OS,or out of date Virus database etc etc ..


We aware that if the computer has Deep Freeze installed, all that will be undone on the next reboot. (As well as any viruses that might have gotten in.) The computer has to be "thawed" and then the updates applied.

This might explain both why it's so far behind and why the STS doesn't think it's a problem. He may be viewing it from a functionally standpoint. So you might need to approach it from the standpoint of what being out of date is preventing you from doing.
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