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  1. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
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    We certainly are, hence my blog

    I bought a Macbook Pro to do music on the move and to use as the base for my home studio and i love it. I just think that these days, the price is prohibitive for most schools and colleges. Not to mention that with the advent of Ableton Live (IMO far better than cubase or logic, and i've used them all extensively) that patching and compatibility are mostly a thing of the past.
  2. rbjames's Avatar
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    ...but having used both macs and pcs for several years when it comes to handling music I know which one I'd trust more. No patch Tuesday update surprises or software/hardware compatibility issues.

    Admittedly my own personal opinion but everyone's entitled to one ;-)
    Updated 18th March 2014 at 11:42 AM by rbjames
  3. ICTDirect_Dave's Avatar
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    Hi Richard,

    I was quoting for new iMacs, though that used one is still fairly expensive.

    And Cubase SX7 for education can be bought for £195 (Steinberg Cubase 7 Education (Unit Price 10-24)) admittedly for 10-24 users, this still fits with the suite of 25 theme.

    I'm adding a couple of new features to the Z600 right now. 12GB configs are the max for single CPU options.

    The point I guess is, that for the pice of the iMac, you can get all the gear you'll need with the iMac anyway. Plus a better base system to use it with
  4. rbjames's Avatar
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    Hi - one thing to add, though, would be which software you would use with it. Logic pro x is £140 where a similar solution on a windows box would be a fair amount more. Cubase springs to mind which is nearly £500.

    There's a good imac 27" here for £730

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-iMac...item4ad2265de3

    I'll concede that that pc is great value but when I looked just now no ssd was available and the max ram was 12gb.

    Richard
  5. chazzy2501's Avatar
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    I have limited funds so have a different perspective.

    Projectors Casio's would be nice but pricey, I purchase £180 DLP projectors filter less (many) and swap out the unit if it fails

    Servers: I've virtualised as well, 2 big hosts and 1 san with redundancy. just 3 devices to manage 1 part fails, it get fixed under the 5 years warranty. (fixed 5 year cost)

    Backup, Similar I use vranger but no 2nd san so file shares on older server: same features but slower.

    Teacher devices: ipad minis !no way! can't agree with that. terrible management, consumer device (airplay) for projectors (more infrastructure) ITunes purchases, NO flash support. no power point

    Printer oh goodness yes, we went to large MFPs years ago and never looked back we use ms2640s. The also network scan (free) and photocopy.

    Email: I still use in house exchange) but I see the advantage of office 365.

    Internet: (bonded sdsl, its terrible and county supplied) if I could afford it leased line all the way.

    Wireless: I have an 8 year old dlink system not central management but it keeps on ticking... I'd go for a central system as you say.

    Windows update: I have wsus and let it run all critical updates only. This has yet to bite me after 5 years.

    Antivirus: I use nod32 for the last 5 years, I get atleast a virus a week, normally from Teachers surfing or usb sticks. Forefront really demands SCCM (which is a pig)
  6. fiza's Avatar
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    Got it working!!
    My VM client didn't have SP1 Doh!!!!

    works a treat.
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    Cheers mate good blog! Your infrastructure sounds great it's just a shame we have no budget anymore and I'm having to make do with HP Microservers to get the job done!
  8. 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!
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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.
  10. 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?
  11. Little-Miss's Avatar
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    I'm far too excited! I've just written my check list and I don't get there till Thursday evening!!!

    Team Edugeek ftw!
  12. matt40k's Avatar
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    Your SIMSINST is out of date and you wouldn't want to create a new blank SIMS database.
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  14. winng's Avatar
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    Health & Safety - the chargers and/or devices will not have been PAT tested
  15. mavhc's Avatar
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    Why don't you allow chargers/charging?
  16. 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
  17. zag's Avatar
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    2 years on and there is some less than good feedback about their support.

    Be warned

    http://www.edugeek.net/forums/intern...eb-filter.html
  18. dastrix's Avatar
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    Wow my boilers got the same issue I'll check it out
  19. thomaspark's Avatar
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    Have you fixed this issue or are you still looking for help.
  20. sonofsanta's Avatar
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    SP1 itself didn't seem to create an upgrade client - the cumulative update patches did, but not SP1 itself - so I've just set the heirarchy to auto-update and created some Device Collections based on your query above to monitor it.

    I did manage to create a package for an SP1 upgrade, using the package definition and the CCMSETUP.exe file from [programDir]\ClientUpgrade, but it didn't install automatically, only if I manually went to a machine and clicked retry.

    System Center, always fun and games, huh? Been on a wild goose chase this already morning as somehow, SCCMAdmin had been removed from the SMS Admin group, so I couldn't open the console anymore - cue lots of rooting around in WMI thinking that was the cause. Oh what fun.
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