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  1. fiza's Avatar
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    Got it working!!
    My VM client didn't have SP1 Doh!!!!

    works a treat.
  2. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Didn't flag up for me so I won't be any help I'd double check permissions (NTFS and sharing) as a first call but other than that, you're going to have to rely on Google I'm afraid.

    Hope it's proving useful otherwise, anyway!
  3. NikChillin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza
    excellent - this is exactly what we need!!!

    I am working through your guide. I am at the part of mapping the drive and I get an error and am unable to map the drive.
    In Event Viewer I get :

    The client-side extension caught the unhandled exception '0xC0000005' inside: 'threadEntry : client main' See trace file for more details.

    I googled this and found a hot fix KB976399 but it only applies pre win7 SP1.

    Did you come across this?
    Hi Fiza, I didn't do the mapped drive part as the teacher wanted ftp access.
  4. fiza's Avatar
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    excellent - this is exactly what we need!!!

    I am working through your guide. I am at the part of mapping the drive and I get an error and am unable to map the drive.
    In Event Viewer I get :

    The client-side extension caught the unhandled exception '0xC0000005' inside: 'threadEntry : client main' See trace file for more details.

    I googled this and found a hot fix KB976399 but it only applies pre win7 SP1.

    Did you come across this?
  5. SYNACK's Avatar
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    (I am also happy to see that EG does not have Comic Sans MS as an option for posts )
    It used to but I think the UN stepped in with humanitarian concerns
  6. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    I thought they'd be useful for staff... After being asked how to do something that was covered in one of these, not so much.
    I often get people coming to me all excited, saying "I just found out how to do this from blahdey-blah, I think it would make a really good IT tip!", at which point I have to tell them yes it would, and it did, 2 months ago when I sent it out.
  7. X-13's Avatar
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    Hopefully some of you have found them useful this academic year, at least!
    I thought they'd be useful for staff... After being asked how to do something that was covered in one of these, not so much.
  8. NikChillin's Avatar
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    Superb, just what I need!
  9. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikChillin
    Brilliant!!!!!!
    When will the next bit be available please?
    Around the end of April just gone it's here: Installing a PHP/MySQL Development Server for students on Windows Server 2012 - Part2 - Blogs - EduGeek.net
  10. NikChillin's Avatar
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    Brilliant!!!!!!
    When will the next bit be available please?
  11. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Huh, doesn't do that for me here (not that I'd want it to, with all my tabs it'd take me twenty minutes to get to the window I wanted). What is annoying, though, is that a single press of Alt+Tab switches to the last window, a single press of Win+Tab just shows a fancy 3D effect but doesn't switch to anything.

    IE does count each tab as a separate window for Aero Peek though, which is a bit annoying as well tbh - fills up too fast, I'd rather switch to the window and then to the tab. I will concede that that is entirely personal preference, though
  12. X-13's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta
    Using WinKey + Tab instead of Alt+Tab is the Windows equivalent of sticking a spoiler and alloys on your Corsa, showing off for no functional gain
    I like to see what it is I'm flipping to. Especially when I have multiple tabs open, alt+tab counts internet as 1 thing, win+tab does them seperatly. [I think, for some reason aero won't enable on my normal account and I can't get into personalisation.]
  13. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Using WinKey + Tab instead of Alt+Tab is the Windows equivalent of sticking a spoiler and alloys on your Corsa, showing off for no functional gain

    Though when the time comes, it is probably the method I will write up as a tip, because people do love the shiny.
  14. X-13's Avatar
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    I forgot all about the shake...

    Also, Aero win+tab >>>> alt+tab
  15. ThomL's Avatar
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    It is worth mentioning that if you are using Roaming profiles this will not work very well, especially if you are redirecting app data, or deleting profiles when users log off of machines.

    Users will suddenly lose anything they have pinned as it doesn't sit within the normal areas of the appdata that get redirected.

    The way that i have overcome this is by using a logon/logoff script to backup the users pinned items and to restore them when they log on.

    Logon Script
    DEL /F /S /Q /A "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar\*"
    copy /y "\\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems" "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar"
    REG DELETE HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\Taskband /F
    REG IMPORT \\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems\Taskbar-Pinned-Items-Backup.reg

    log off script
    mkdir "\\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems"
    copy /y "%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar" "\\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems"
    REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Exp lorer\Taskband \\nas01\%username%\TaskbarPinnedItems\Taskbar-Pinned-Items-Backup.reg /y


    Any one using this will have to update the script to work in their environment, if someone has a better solution please comment and let me know!
  16. X-13's Avatar
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    Cheers, Mr. Sonofsanta.

    [Pretend I gave you +Rep on an unrelated post for this. I can't give you any ATM.]
  17. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    I'll take the Office 2003 stuff, please.

    We're still using it here.


    Das EDIT: I slightly modified it [Searching for Office 2003 Word instead of 2010 Excel] and sent it out.

    'Cos I'm nice and everything, I've given credit to you for providing it. [Although, it's attributed to "sonofsanta on Edugeek" because I don't know your name.]
    I've just put the XP & Office 2003 stuff up in a new post as someone else asked for it by PM, so feel free to go grab it there.

    And if you really want to attribute, you can stick it down as the real me if you fancy - Matt Dovey - but I'm not too concerned either way!
  18. X-13's Avatar
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    I'll take the Office 2003 stuff, please.

    We're still using it here.


    Das EDIT: I slightly modified it [Searching for Office 2003 Word instead of 2010 Excel] and sent it out.

    'Cos I'm nice and everything, I've given credit to you for providing it. [Although, it's attributed to "sonofsanta on Edugeek" because I don't know your name.]
    Updated 16th January 2013 at 11:28 AM by X-13
  19. reggiep's Avatar
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    I'm waiting in anticipation for the virtualisation bits to start!
  20. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    This reads more like an adventure log than a guide for work... It's awesome.

    I was waiting for "The goblins will swarm you. Stay calm, they'll be scared off by the swearing when things go wrong. And they WILL go wrong."
    Unfortunately I think the gremlins are included as part of the standard HP support package, and no amount of shouting can scare them off.

    It's like the famous episode of the Twilight Zone, except instead of watching it rip an engine off through an airplane window, I'm watching it tangle my cables up while I'm trapped the wrong side of the rack.

    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson
    Great blog post. Enjoyed reading that - please keep updated :-) (if you are not too busy and your fingers are not bleeding).

    Gareth
    I don't know about fingers, but my brain is certainly bleeding through my ears at the moment. I think it's getting a head start on the 40 mile journey home. I don't blame it
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