Corporate IT sucks

Thursday, January 14, 2010 , Posted by Johnny Fuery at 1:49 AM

Originally Published 2003-11-12 10:57:17

So here I am with two machines -- a laptop and a desktop -- and I can't install Visual Studio for .NET on either of them.



My desktop was Kuwaited by my corporate IT cops and my administrator privileges were removed, so my developer platform just became a friggin' email and web client. Um, excuse me? I'm a developer? I might need to install, oh, I dunno, WINZIP? F'k me.



My laptop was delivered to me with local administrator privileges (which I used to promptly disable EVERYTHING... Remote admin, Terminal Services, Timbuktu... hahaha! If you want to eavesdrop on me you'll have to do it the old fashioned way: monitoring my network traffic!) so I can install to my heart's content, only I don't happen to have the XP Pro installer, so I can't install IIS. AhhhhH! My grassroots sources failed, and IT tells me that they can't loan me an XP CD (even though they have 400 of them lying around) because it's not supported.



Um, excuse me? It's not like I put XP on this mother f'ker myself here! I'd have been perfectly happy with Windows 2000, but you guys gave it to me like this!



F'k me. I mean, seriously. The logic of all of this escapes me completely.



Oh well. At least I have WiFi.

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