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  1. Wireless and Power settings

    by , 8th May 2014 at 02:07 PM
    Background info

    Wireless has, for the most part, been the bane of my existence as a Network Manager. It's flaky, it's unreliable and it can ruin your otherwise lovely day. Combined with some odd behaviour with Windows 7 and domains, student logins tend to be a bit of a lottery, with around a 1% chance of getting an error "there are no logon servers available..." and another 1% chance of logging in fine, but having no My Documents or Start Menu as they haven't mapped properly on login. ...
  2. Windows 7 shutdown through Group Policy Preferences

    by , 6th December 2012 at 05:20 PM
    Shutting down Windows 7 has been a bit of a bug bear, with some PCs refusing to shut down, or settings not quite working the way I wanted them to. In an ideal world, I wanted a situation where computers would attempt to shutdown at 3.15, and only stay on if someone was using it. The PC would then wait until 10 minutes after it had gone Idle, then shut itself down. In reality, the first part usually worked fine, the second part, not so much.

    My preferred method of shutting down is ...
  3. Adding printers to Windows 7 machines via GPO

    by , 31st January 2011 at 12:12 PM
    As I've just spent a few hours getting this sorted, I thought I would share my experience in blog form in the hope that someone finds it useful.

    First up, I should point out that much of this blog can be found at the following link, and it also adds a cool way of adding printeres to specific Active Directory components, such as Groups, OUs or even specific users...

    http://www.msserveradmin.com/the-one...y-preferences/

    In ...

    Updated 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM by simpsonj (Updated method)

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