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  1. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Added from a recent forum post:

    But I'll also add that ensuring you have a fast wireless connection is vital. I've recently bought 5Ghz cards for some dell laptops and the speed and reliablilty increase is phenomenal. I'll also add that make sure your offline files are set correctly in GPO. I used to have them really locked down, but this caused a lot more grief as Windows really likes to be able to use Sync centre (assuming your on Win7).

    I now have the following two GPOs set for students and my performance is far more reliable, with less issues of folders not redirecting, drives not mapping etc:

    Admin Templates - Network - Offline Files - Remove 'Make Available Offline' - Enabled
    Admin Templates - System - Folder Redirection - Do not automatically make redirected folders available offline - Enabled
  2. zag's Avatar
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    Nice idea!

    Can't say we've ever had a problem with laptops logging on though. We use Aruba 802.11ac AP's here and its been rock solid.
  3. simpsonj's Avatar
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    I'll just add, that after implementing the above script, my laptops now DO receive Group Policy Updates whilst on batteries and connected via Wireless. This is going to be a massive time saver looking forward.
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    Updated 4th April 2013 at 08:12 PM by nvincent (Lack of assistance)
  5. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Apologies for the simple question, but are you logged in as a local administrator, or a domain administrator?
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    Updated 4th April 2013 at 08:11 PM by nvincent (Lack of assistance)
  7. j0rdan's Avatar
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    We do the exact same thing here, the only thing I would note is that our Task Scheduler doesnt seem to take daylight savings into account.
    Just something to note.
  8. Norphy's Avatar
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    After a major panic with our exams department today, I found this page and created the GPO required. It seems to have worked perfectly, thank you for linking to article!

    The only problem that I can see now is that we'll have to do the same for the rest of the office suite. Oh well, could be worse!
    Updated 9th January 2013 at 05:17 PM by Norphy
  9. FN-GM's Avatar
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    In the ended up using word pad and blocked office using software restriction policies.
  10. simpsonj's Avatar
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    The reg edit should disable the Capitalisation of each paragraph, everything else is handled by the GPO, including disabling spell check via the proofing tab.

    There's a bit in one of the links that mentions adding a lot of numbers to a GPO, these numbers are aspects of Word and its GUI, which are then disabled.

    I'll double check when I'm back in on Monday, but I'm 99% certain the GPO worked and spell check couldn't be turned back on.
  11. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Did the above reg edit but you could still check spelling by going into it in the proofing tab. Does yours do this please?
  12. simpsonj's Avatar
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    The only way I've found is via the exam profile, so I logged in with each exam account (We only have 6 where this is necessary), unticked 'capitalize beginning of table or cell' option, and logged off, saving that setting.

    In the future, I 'll make a mandatory profile and assign that to student accounts.

    The other option would be to make the word options settings change as admin account, export the registry, and then carry out he following:

    'Only little snag I had, there is NOTHING which turns of Auto Capitalization ‘at the beginning of a table or cell’ under the auto formatting in Word Options. The only way around this is to modify HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Data manually. This is a nice big binary value. Fun stuff!.. Using comparison software, I checked the value on/off and compared two registry exports. My code writes six 0′s disabling this.' Taken from the third link.

    Then assign the registry edit as a GPO.

    Non are particularly 'clean' solutions, but they should work. If anyone finds a neater way, I'd love to hear it.
  13. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Did you find a way with the capital letters please?
  14. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Indeed it is
    The only difference being the repeating of the shutdown command on the hour for 8 hours, which helps when students turn the PC back on, or were still logged in when the initial shutdown command had been sent.
  15. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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  16. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Worked perfectly here on my virtual test machine, rolled out to desktops to face trial by students!
  17. bondbill2k2's Avatar
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    Distributed this using an .msi and GPO without any issues for use of codeacademy.com, worked great!

    Offical guides can be found here
    Chrome Frame Administrator's Guide - The Chromium Projects
  18. Miscbrah's Avatar
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    Ooh smashing! How did this go??