Andreas Schamanek: System Administration: Checklist For Computer Maintenance

(as) System Administration: Checklist For Maintenance

Checklist For Computer Maintenance
Name of computer Form filled out by Date Type of NIC MAC of NIC

2006-02-23 17:44

Precautions
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Backups of system partition(s) and data created Owner requested g no system backups g no data backups c d e f c d e f Image(s) created: g system partition(s) g data partition(s) c d e f c d e f c d e f g Backups on media (CD, DVD, tape) c d e f g TCP/IP settings safe c d e f g see notes g DHCP g no dialup g untouched c d e f c d e f c d e f

Interiors, and Cleaning
c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g

Dust removed No loose parts Airflow is O.K. Cables unplugged and replugged Fans are operating Noise does not indicate hardware failure Noise is all in all low

Basics, BIOS, and Hardware
c d e f g c d e f g

BIOS up-to-date BIOS settings checked and set c d e f g untouched or c d e f c d e f g Turbo Settings loaded g HDD set to LBA g HDD S.M.A.R.T. enabled g Password c d e f c d e f set c d e f g 24 hour memory test c d e f g Laptop's battery run-time is normal

Viruses, and Malware
c d e f g

Off-line virus check and removal c d e f g Off-line check for malware and removal c d e f g Checked for rootkits c d e f g Windows Auto Startup Folders and Registry checked

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T.M.T.A..A.R..M.T. overall status is PASSED (knoppix: smartctl -a /dev/hda | grep overall ) c d e f g S. Recycle Bin and caches emptied (dclean) Windows partitions defragmented Finish. D:. captive long test completed without errors (knoppix: smartctl -C -t long /dev/hda ) c d e f g checked with knoppix: badblocks -svw c d e f g c d e f g checked with manufacturer's tool Windows chkdsk /R without bad sectors g Event Log/Viewer checked (no bad sectors) c d e f DVD/RW/Combo Drive(s) c d e f g c d e f g CD/RW-drive firmware up-to-date DVD-drive firmware up-to-date Windows c d e f g Indexing disabled for hard disk partitions C:.Andreas Schamanek: System Administration: Checklist For Computer Maintenance Hard disks c d e f g Acoustic management activated/enabled (knoppix: hdparm -M 128 /dev/hda ) c d e f g Write cache enabled (knoppix: hdparm -W1 /dev/hda ) c d e f g S.R.A.. Z: c d e f g DMA status of disks checked g enabled g untouched c d e f c d e f c d e f g CPU Fan/Noise + Temperature tested with Scientific Calc of 120000! c d e f g Time is set and in sync with timeserver(s) c d e f g Unnecessary automaticly starting applications removed Windows Software Updates c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g Windows Updates g automatic updates enabled c d e f OpenOffice and MS Office Updates Virus definitions g automatic updates enabled c d e f Personal Firewall PuTTY SSH Client Mozilla Firefox Flash and Shockwave (Plugins) Java JRE SSH Secure Shell VNC Server CD+DVD Burning Software Jellicles: c d e f c d e f g IrfanView g WinAMP g AntiMalWare c d e f Clearance c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g Unused software removed Temporary files removed. and Cleaning c d e f g Laptop's battery not empty 2 of 3 .M. enabled (knoppix: smartctl -s on /dev/hda ) c d e f g S.R. .

ac.M.php Last modification: 2006-02-16 Copyright 2006 by Andreas Schamanek Home page: http://www.schamanek@tuwien. and dialup settings restored c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g Checklist For Computer Maintenance URL: http://www.at 3 of 3 .at/~schamane/sysadmin/maintenance_checklist.ac.fam.A. proxy.ac.tuwien.fam.Andreas Schamanek: System Administration: Checklist For Computer Maintenance c d e f g Periphery devices clean c d e f c d e f g Monitor g PC case g Keyboard g Mouse c d e f c d e f c d e f g No discs left in any drives ..-) Documentation And Backups c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g c d e f g Image of system partition created System Information saved (eNTennfo :) S.. report saved PC inventory card updated c d e f g .tuwien. and filed and g copy attached to or put into computer c d e f c d e f g Windows Event Log/Viewer checked c d e f g TCP/IP.T.R.at/~schamane/ Letters to author: andreas.

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