I met the powers that be and explained our current setup, why it failed, why it will continue to fail and gave them options to mitigate this situation. Got approved for a new server! Will keep this running until the migration is completed.
I would like to thank the experts here who made this happen. Your input was invaluable. Ken, Leon & Usman.. Hats off to you guys!
I've made a few enemies in the process! Saving face in front of the students is all I really care about. It's their first experience at the Uni and these tests were making IT look really bad.
Thanks once again, I've learned a lot with this experience.