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  1. SwedishChef's Avatar
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    Best tool i found was, Password Policy - Stronger Windows Passwords | Specops Password Policy there is a free basic version available.

    I also found a "feature" regarding the message box that gets displayed if you try to change to a password that breaks the policy, it seems to allow the default domain setting to take precedence, we had to turn on complex for our whole domain in order to get the correct box displayed, on groups with and without complex enabled.
  2. januttall's Avatar
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    i have played with the normal asterix configuration on a ubunto machine and its verry versatile and once you have a user working it just simply a case of copying there config and changing the finer details such as extention number the onlything i had an isue with was the codex used by the software virsions of the Voip but it was just a simple addition of one line saying that it does come with a web interface ready for changing settings however i havent used it
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    Ah not just me then, I came home yesterday to 10 of them on the matt for all my domains expiring this month and a lot of emails from friends who are confused Silly people although I didn't notice the envelope until you pointed it out otherwise I could have had some fun with that
  4. timbo343's Avatar
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    I have seen it been done on training videos, it seems straight forward to me, just have to remember to goes on groups of users (security groups) rather than OUs.
  5. john's Avatar
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    Ah another Conf goer! I'll pack in the morning don't leave Yorkshire till after lunch Plenty of time to get down to Reading.

    Safe trip to Reading Look forward to catching up in the evening.
  6. vikpaw's Avatar
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    Ohh, them's some bad apples.
    Thanks for blogging, will save me making the same mistake, though i think we are planning on installing it as the non-standalone option, part of a future cluster or whatever it's called.
  7. azc's Avatar
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    I thought it was going to be that the C in "c:\" was in lower case. I've only ever seen it capitalised.
  8. jamesb's Avatar
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    That one's probably easier in a way - you could always just run the GetUsageData for each web object, import that into a data table and filter users with another foreach which looks through the user IDs from the report and creates a subset of the data based on your criteria.

    In fact that would be a lot easier than the method I'm currently looking at - I may have to look at doing the same thing myself rather than trying to hammer a custom receiver into the setup.

    For quicker building of a reporting app to do it, you could always grab Lightswitch. Currently it's in beta and looks pretty powerful.
  9. zag's Avatar
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    Very interested in this, I was just asked today to tell people who uses sharepoint 2010 the most.

    I would want to use the basic reports though.

    I've got my active directory sorted into year groups.

    How would you go about starting this?
  10. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Definately my mistake, the MACList.txt can either be a Allow list, in which only the machines specified on the list are allowed a IP address, or a block list, which blocks all machines specified on the list. First time I tried this, I had both, which didn't work at all well!
  11. pottd's Avatar
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    I've worked with some primary schools and used assessment manager for reports to parents very successfully but I think a secondary school has too many 'variables' (i.e. teachers with variable amounts of IT awareness).
  12. f2mke's Avatar
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    Some interesting comments! I could write on this subject for - well my age plus VAT ;-) Whilst I am not an educationalist, I fear that many of the views expressed here don't look beyond the technical and / or ease of management PoV.

    In summary:

    - Identifying gender and location is a real safeguarding risk. Grooming is potentially made so much easier and especially behind the 'closed' door of an Inbox.

    - Treat your password like you would your toothbrush - okay it's a cliché by now... But it is probably ridiculous to suggest that learning and safely maintaining a set of login credentials is not important for today's children (digital natives don't forget). It's an excuse to suggest that even the early key stagers can't remember. I have too many examples of out of school scenarios where they are very capable!

    - Still concerned about the above? Reduce the amount of personal data / information about an individual that a web or cloud based service needs to complete authentication. Opt for an open standard like Shibboleth to increase security and reduce memory loss. Err... Single Sign-on

    Overall..? There is a strong balance still to be sought between the implementation of safeguarding tools and processes and the old fashioned e-Safety equivalent of the Green Cross Code, or Stranger Danger campaigns from my day!
    Updated 4th February 2011 at 11:52 PM by f2mke
  13. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Just implemented the same system here (or our county have anyway). So far it has been relatively painless, once we worked out that double clicking opened a larger window anyhow, and it is an improvment on our last in house system. However, the killer for us is that you can't print a complete marksheet. You can print the page, but that rarely includes an entire class. This drives teachers crazy when they want to print off their marksheets for Parents Evenings or meetings. Generally means I have to print off the marksheets from full fat SIMS...
  14. shadowx's Avatar
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    Depends. If you use coal to cook the wood you get something like 6-8 pieces of charcoal per coal burned. Havent played in a few days though, addicted to the Rift BETA, even more addictive than WoW and MC!
  15. soapyfish's Avatar
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    yeah I guess I discovered you could cook wood to coal the other day not very effcient though compared to coal its self !
  16. shadowx's Avatar
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    Who needs coal? Set up a tree farm and cook it in a furnace, infinite $$$$$ (i mean coal) you jelly?
  17. ZeroHour's Avatar
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    Contact steljes for uk sales of smart or even try dropping smart themselves an email.
  18. soapyfish's Avatar
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    wow is terrible unless you like the pointless grind ! but yeah minecraft is keyboard crack for sure
  19. CAM's Avatar
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    This is more addictive then WoW.
  20. RabbieBurns's Avatar
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    Good points raised. However 100% of the people who have moaned about this are admin staff who spend most of their time writing letters, the first 5-10 lines of which are an address, which doesnt need a space between each line.

    However, I will just tell them about ALT+Enter instead of messing around with ADM files and stuff.. Thanks SYNACK!