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  1. 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
  2. garethedmondson's Avatar
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    Great blog post. Enjoyed reading that - please keep updated :-) (if you are not too busy and your fingers are not bleeding).

    Gareth
  3. X-13's Avatar
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    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."
  4. X-13's Avatar
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    *High-5*

    Also, this is my blog. I make the rules.

    And the rules are... Whatever I make up at any point in time, which may or may not make sense and/or conflict with other rules.
  5. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    Lol I've just checked mine and i got one too!!! *high-five*
    Updated 12th January 2012 at 10:53 AM by Little-Miss
  6. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    How rude! You got rid of my "u mad"! There's surely some law against that?

    X-EDIT: U Mad?
    Updated 12th January 2012 at 10:52 AM by X-13 (Because I can.)
  7. X-13's Avatar
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    I'm so mad.

    When I saw the red icon of doooooom, I literally went on a rampage.

    Trashed the school, there were even casualties...

    Oh wait... That didn't happen. I didn't care about the neg rep, as such. Just the reason for it and the lack of courage in it's implementation.
  8. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    It was meeeeeeeee............. [IMG]</Snip>[/IMG]
    Updated 12th January 2012 at 10:23 AM by X-13 (Image removed because it's [censored] big)
  9. X-13's Avatar
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    No can do. Family shenanigans to deal with on the weekend.

    It doubly sucks because our HT mentioned it last christmas, and said we'd go. [we = HT + ICT Co-ord and myself.]
  10. CAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13
    I can't go... I think our HT, ICT Co-ord and a Deputy HT are going though.

    So laaaaaaame!
    Can't you go on your own on Saturday? They cannot keep you away as a private individual.
  11. X-13's Avatar
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    I can't go... I think our HT, ICT Co-ord and a Deputy HT are going though.

    So laaaaaaame!
  12. X-13's Avatar
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    Indeed, that was the original plan.

    But, then I though... Why not make something that can actually be used!

    Perhaps I'll turn it into a cloud mmo LAN server for pupils... though 10x the processing power of an F-series is probably still not enough to run a decent mmo.
  13. CAM's Avatar
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    That's why you do it for the hell of it. Never know what you might learn.
  14. denzal2k4's Avatar
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    Brilliant looking forward to part 2, been wanting to set this up for a while.Only issue is we currently already have WDS configured and running, is this a problem? Should we just remove the role and start again whilst keeping the images we already have?
  15. Cache's Avatar
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    No, not been allowed to go to BETT this year, budget still too tight apparently

    Enjoy yourself though!!

    Edit: Just double checked, it's currently set up so that:

    Authenticated Users have the default permissions except Apply
    Inset Users have only Apply GPO (but propagated to this object and all other objects?)
    RDS Servers have only Apply GPO (again propagated)

    But it applied to all users when I tried it Got some updates planed for Wednesday so will have another shot then, but otherwise enjoy yourself at BETT!
    Updated 10th January 2012 at 09:37 AM by Cache
  16. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    I knew there was another post to do this weekend! I will write and screenie it on the train tomo. Wi you be at BETT? If so, will take some time out on the stand to show and Rdp in.
  17. Cache's Avatar
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    I'm 99.999% sure that's how I've got it, I meant to look today but ended up with the return of my unable to login to the RDS server and no response (or very very slow, over an hour) to anything, including reboot or startup, but might have made some progress. Will double check tomorrow.
  18. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    I have two separate sets of policy.

    Users > Staff
    Users > Students

    and

    Computers > Terminal Servers > Staff (Loopback)
    Computers > Terminal Servers > Students (Loopback)

    As regards different start menus for specific parts of the site - no. Most software is accross site. Yes there will be some "dead links" but there arent many.

    Ive tried GPP for start menus, but it does add to the logon/startup time. As ours dont change much - and we can roll out changes either by script of SCCM, there are better ways of managing it.
  19. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Right...you need a combo approach.

    Add the Machine with "Apply GP" permisssion, and also add the User Group with "Apply GP" permission. Authenticated users should only have "Read" not the "Apply GP" permission. Youve reminded me to finsih the article with screenshots for you and the other emailers!

    I hope that makes sense....

    Delegation tab > Click Advanced. Change the permissions here only!
  20. Cache's Avatar
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    @TheScarfedOne well I tried and failed miserably in my attempt to do this.

    I set up my replace policy to be blank (because I wanted to remove all the mandatory profile settings for if I need to log on as an administrator), so removed the apply group policy setting from authenticated users and then added my user and ticked apply group policy and then did gpupdate /force, left it overnight and logged on this morning and it applied all the group policy settings again.

    GPMC shows when I run a report that it didn't apply the policy because of Access Denied.

    Can you think of anything obvious I might have missed?

    Thanks

    Edit: Well, I've made some progress. If I add the server with the ability to apply the group policy then the Replace policy kicks in to effect, however it then applies to everybody. If I remove the server then it applies to nobocy (presumably the replace part of the group policy). I can't work out how I just get the loopback to apply to users who have apply policy permission though, it seems to be an all or nothing thing for me.
    Updated 6th January 2012 at 08:07 PM by Cache