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  1. benrwb's Avatar
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    @vikpaw I'm trying to get hold of a Windows 7 system to test it on. If I can get it working I will report back with the results.

    @kevin_lane In my school simsperm is still required, as we haven't switched to SOLUS yet.
    Updated 25th May 2011 at 08:13 AM by benrwb
  2. vikpaw's Avatar
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    It is until SOLUS 3 is fully working everywhere, at least for the upgrade process. Users still need permissions on certain areas just for daily usage, though they may not need to be all that elevated, as most files would be in the documents folder.
    See here though: http://www.edugeek.net/forums/mis-sy...t-win-7-a.html
  3. kevin_lane's Avatar
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    i didnt think simsperm was needed any more
  4. vikpaw's Avatar
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    Good job. Why don't you post it in the MIS forum for others to test.
    It would be good to have a windows 7 version as i'm pretty sure it would need modifying to cope with the increased security on the C drive, so maybe you or someone there can do that.
  5. mrtechsystems's Avatar
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    Packet Tracer is a Cisco router simulator that can be utilized in training and education, but also in research for simple computer network simulations. The tool is created by Cisco Systems and provided for free distribution to faculty, students, and alumni who are or have participated in the Cisco Networking Academy. The purpose of Packet Tracer is to offer students and teachers a tool to learn the principles of networking as well as develop Cisco technology specific skills
  6. PaulHughes's Avatar
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    If you're interested in a payment collection and communications service then ParentMail +Pay has recently partnered with NRS. You get a heavyweight communications tool included allowing schools to set up auto-reminders as well as easily chasing low or overdue payments or balances from parents by email or text. Importantly parents aren't forced to pay for text reminders on low balances.

    Cunninghams/CRB are currently in final stages of integration testing with ParentMail and we expect them to be operational in the next few weeks.

    Gladstones, MH systems & Sharp retail systems are also currently in testing phase with ParentMail and Vericool will start shortly. We hope to have ALL the major CC providers integrated with ParentMail ready for the next school year.

    Paul
  7. Gret_A's Avatar
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    Too many children are tempted to use their phones to video bullying etc and post it - also alot of unwanted distractions - I think for secondary 6th forms and colleges it's fine but would agree with Iosoma that no to younger students.
  8. Gret_A's Avatar
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    You need some compressed air! Its onlt a few 's, but I cleaned mine with it recently - Disgusting!! haha.
  9. CAM's Avatar
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    Have fun blogging
  10. superfletch's Avatar
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    The most likeley thing is that the PC is displaying at a resolution or frequency not supported by the monitor.

    When you say it turns black after boot do you mean after it finishes post (the basic tests at the very start of the boot process)?

    If it beeps very soon after the monitor dies shortly after post then it might be giving you an error about the battery on the motherboard asking for you to press a key to confirm the message. If this occurs then sometimes the display is out of range for the monitor to display, if this is the case (and the PC is a Dell like the monitor) press F1 after the beep and your PC should continue to boot.

    Also try going into the BIOS setup during the boot phase (usually F2 on a Dell) and see if the monitor behaves the same or if it stays on for longer.
  11. curtsphobias's Avatar
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    test comment!!! wooo!!!!
  12. FragglePete's Avatar
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    Just been in contact with APC, support have been helpful but it would appear that the particular model of UPS only has 2 years warranty and has now expired. But, how nice, they can offer me a 20%-25% discount if I upgrade to another model. Disappointed that an Enterprise level bit of kit is only covered for 2 years.

    Not sure on the XenServer shutdown times, I remember when we first set them up and ran the original script while testing and shutdown only took a few minutes.

    I've sinced removed the UPS from the equation; can't trust it and have piggy backed the server onto another UPS that has plenty of capacity and have now double checked all my scripts.
  13. zag's Avatar
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    I just wrote on the forum about using APC smartups and Hyper-v.

    When hyper-v shuts down it takes about 30mins to close all the virtual machines for some reason. I'm still wondering if thats enough time for the hyper-v machine to shut down before the power runs out.
  14. Iosoma's Avatar
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    We allows staff to access it, but disallow access to students. We have also developed an internal youtube like system that hosts videos that staff need to access. This seems to be the most flexible route, but can require some additional work!
  15. garethedmondson's Avatar
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    It's been a while since anyone posted to this blog post, but with version 3100 of Impero released and a 3103 update released how are people getting along now?

    GJE
  16. rsenior's Avatar
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    We have had the Nrs system for 12 months now,it works very well with parentpay and biometrics . The frontend and backed are excellent with even our catering manager being able to work about 90%. Hardest thing ,we had to do was setup menus which took an afternoon.
  17. andyturpie's Avatar
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    One that springs to mind,years back when I worked for royal mail, I was delivering a powerpoint presentation to staff and managers on an ancient meaty proxima projector. I had finished the presenation for the day when I went to the back of the projector and flicked the power rocker switch. As I had done that, the whole sorting office was plunged into darkness. After a pregnant pause, i uttered the words "Oh Sh!t" as all the sorting machines ground to a halt and everyone was evacuated.

    The guilt finally lifted when after investigation, that across the road, where a hotel was being built, a JCB digger had gone through our mains cables at exactly the same time as me switching off the projector.
  18. CAM's Avatar
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    The keys took a fair bit of abuse during removal but went back so easily. I broke one clip and the key still still worked so kudos to Dell for building a fairly robust keyboard.
  19. superfletch's Avatar
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    I cleaned out my keyboard at work over the Christmas holiday as I could see dirt inside it and that irritated me. Funnily enough I'd wager it was the exact same model Dell keyboard. It was unpleasant, but not anywhere near as manky as yours though CAM

    I must say that I was surprised how well all the keys clipped back in and at how the feel of the keyboard didn't change at all (keys all travelled the same as before and so on).

    After doing mine I was inspired to do a colleagues and "accidentally" popped some of the keys back in the wrong places.
  20. jimmy_2k's Avatar
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    haha an oh dear what have I done moment. I need to teach myself how to setup VLANs soon I know the concept of what I need to do but I haven't done it before.