Dear Bob,

        Eric mentioned that he had 1300 users.
        I am wondering, "How many NT Servers, or Total Servers?".  How many
Laptops and PCs?

        Wawa has one NT Server and one NT Workstation in each Store (525
Stores, and growing).
        The Server Farm at HQ has just over 90 NT Servers.
        We have 500 Laptop Users and 400 PC Users.

        The NT Servers are running NetShield 4.5, and are updated once a
week.
        The Exchange Servers are running GroupShield 4.0.4 and are also
updated once a week.  I perform manual updates during "virus alerts", but
that is not a full time position.
        The Client configuration is part of the standard build (both Windows
95 and Windows 2000) for a weekly update.

        Once setup, what else needs to be done?  What else warrants another
full time employee?

        By the way, this is not a commercial for Network Associates.  I
recognize that other anti virus software applications are just as easily
administrated.


Rob Garrish
Exchange Administrator
Wawa Inc.
610-558-8371
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-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Sadler [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 09:32 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: AV! a full time job?


I disagree.  Personally I think if you are a large organization you
should have at least 2 people solely dedicated to keeping up with AV.

It's a tough job to always be on top, and would require constant
attention.  Someone should be in place to be able to send emails and
warn others of the hazards of virii on the horizon.

If you are in such a large organization and you can afford to hire
someone, I suggest you do so.  In fact, I would gladly leave my position
to take on an AV position in your company for 65K a year, full med and
dental benefits, 5 weeks vacation, a  free to use mobile phone, and
sodas and snacks provided in office.



Thanks,

Bob Sadler
City of Leawood, KS, USA
Internet/WAN Specialist
913-339-6700 X194
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**Please note, if you do not understand what SARCASM is, please be
assured the above is a wonderful example of such**

-----Original Message-----
From: Garrish, Robert B. [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2001 8:09 AM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: RE: AV! a full time job?


Dear Eric,

        Anti Virus is important, but not a full time job.
        The Anti Virus software that your company selects should be
"automatic" in certain respects, so that it takes care of itself
(updates,
scans, etc.).


Rob Garrish
Exchange Administrator
Wawa Inc.
610-558-8371
[EMAIL PROTECTED]



-----Original Message-----
From: Hansen, Eric [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 05:24 PM
To: Exchange Discussions
Subject: AV! a full time job?



Just curious what some of the Exchange Admins think.  Would you consider
Antivirus a full time job?  I speak for both email and network/desktop.


Around here it isn't, although we wish it was cause it seems to be
getting
neglected.  We are around 1300 users right now.

e-

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