The new quad core Atom CPUs are great for 1:1 devices, long battery life, support everything and not too expensive, problem is imaging them. The issue with MDT imaging is that they are detected correctly as 64 bit architecture and so copy 64 bit EFI. This should work fine but most of the vendors have crippled the EFI implementations to only support 32 bit EFI. Some tablets support PXE with a USB NIC like the Acer Aspire Switch 10, others like the ASUS T100 don't. Either way if you are trying
Our tale starts with Windows Multipoint Server 2012 and it's inability to cope with USB3, after being turned away from many a Microsoft door we had enough and gave up on MPS 2012 again. Our lovely new hardware would just have to suffer with MPS 2011.
MPS 2011 is not easy either with it faining no knowledge of many devices when confronted with their drivers, these however were usually just a case of pointing device manager in the right direction.
Now onto the topic,
As a teacher you may often hear the phrase "Can you sign my report card". However, this is usually at the end of the lesson, but would have been more helpful if mentioned at the start. Well here's a Progresso widget that may help teachers know who's actually on report based on the teachers timetable. It will highlight the current lesson too.
This Summer we're rolling out Office 2013 ready for September. We've been using a KMS server like most schools to activate Windows and Office 2010 - these generally have been without issues. With Office 2013 you have to first install the Microsoft Office 2013 Volume License Pack, and this has a nice GUI which has you entering your KMS key for Office 2013 and activating it for you. I did this sometime ago during the various months of testing I've done.
Like Windows activations,
Just to let you know Windows 8.1 (and probably 8) does not work without some tweaking on Free2Teach networks
It is due to the Local NTFS Permissions GPO. This needs to be removed to any OU that will have Windows 8 or 8.1 machines in it. I would recommend they are put in their own Organisational Unit and the NTFS Permissions GPO removed from ALL Computers and added to individual OUs and not the Win 8 one.
The Metro Tiles\Apps rely on specific permissions and the GPO
When we where looking into Office 365, on the ADFS login screen, we found we would prefer it if the user could login with the network username instead of email address. This is so it matches the rest of our services. with Active Directory Federated Services 3 we found on Server 2012 R2 wouldn't allow us to do this out of the box. The next closest thing was logging in with domain\username format.
However thanks to users on the Microsoft forum i have put some
Updated 17th July 2014 at 11:12 PM by FN-GM
With the recent blog from the ICO about the thing to consider when sending E-mails parents i thought this would be an opportune time to post a quick HOW-TO-GUIDE on setting up E-mail encryption in Office 365.
I don't want to get into the specifics of why or why not to encrypt here but i'll show you what you need and how to achieve it.
First thing to consider is licensing. As far as education is concerned the only way to license a user for E-mail encryption is by purchasing
Updated 16th July 2014 at 11:19 PM by Marshall_IT
How to build an ICT suite
Cablers Network & AV Solutions have been providing education technology solutions to schools in the South East for many years and we have developed a few skills that many of our competitors do not come close to matching. One of the skills Cablers have developed is the ability to work with schools and colleges to design bespoke solutions that fit their education technology needs perfectly and the capability to bring those designs to life using only
Updated 8th July 2014 at 03:20 PM by Cablers_JonPaul
I have just upgraded to version 9.8 of the Ruckus Firmware. But at first I got this error message after the upgrade had finished - "A support upgrade entitlement does not appear to have been purchased for this ZD. Please contact Ruckus Support further assistance. [What's this?]"
It seemed that the filtering was stopping my ZoneDirector calling back home. To resolve this issue I added the IP address 188.8.131.52 to the authentication exception in order
Updated 30th June 2014 at 10:34 AM by FN-GM
I have tested mapping shares with Profiles and determined that it wasn't 100% reliable, and not as powerful as I liked. I decided to use an AppleScript to map the network shares, which is saved as an app with a nice icon and run at login. It can also be run if the shares disconnect while the user is logged in, which happens quite often since so many of our teachers just close the lid and can go weeks or months without actually logging in to their account on the network (sigh).