Thinking this was a popular product I would expect there to be a nice forum or blog for Live@edu...
Outlook Live Answers does the trick for me..
i did the same times 50 phones!
Splicecom kit is blinking good!
i walked around school, found phones in places i never knew existed - even found a payphone!
it helps me because i can check all the installs one by one and yep i did get the wired looks too
Thank for the post. I would like to hear more from you. Best of luck. renamer
Nice idea - didn't think of that, guess I'll take a look. But, crikey, what a load of hassle!
Put all the exam users in a distribution group. Use transport rules that prevent that distribution group from sending or receiving e-mails.
You need to get ZH in the office, so he can install the Woopra console for you then you can see pretty little flags for all logged in members with their location.
You can even chat with them online, and take over their computers . . . - whoops did i just reveal the hidden EG payload?
Have a look at some splicecom kit.
Even better when I have to administer these exams where they use an external email client!
I have to comment on a blog as part of an I.T assignment so am doing just that. Sorry to be a nuisance. As you were...
Yep 3 days in now and this has made our network so much more secure and fast.
I check it once a week and add the few mac addresses that are new. I just gives me so much more control.
I discovered this solution elsewhere, but it works perfectly, and well worth implementing! Took a while to trawl through initially and get all the various devices added to the list, then it's just a case of checking every so often as they bring in new devices...
Dead simple, ideal solution!
I don't have a clue what your on about but I need to comment on a blog so this is your lucky day.
Just a heads up that when I tried to use this, my DCHP server no longer gave out IP addresses. A strong possibility that I messed up somewhere along the line, but thought it worth a mention.
Also worth mentioning is that this capablility is inbuilt into Windows Server 2008R2, so I might shift my DHCP server onto that...
Very useful, been meaning to look into this problem before it gets out of hand!
Wonder if it supports wildcards, if so and you don't have any other apple hardware knocking about you could get away with banning their OUI ranges- IEEE Registration Authority - IEEE OUI and Company_id Assignments
I'd guess some of the other devices may use other popular nics that could conflict with genuine machines
Also if your running out of IP's change your lease time this will help. Ours is set to 8 hours.
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook I am not sure about whether you are aware of the work being done by the OU and others through VITAL.AC.UK. It may be worth you having a good look. Thanks! Really worth of having a good look.
It will take time for them to build community... It is really a long term project. You can create your own course and then request administrators for approval. Who are they?.. No profiles, no information... The project is governmental. Will it be possible for them to create really democratic community?
I believe it is much better to create community first, motivate folks to share information, then several recognized experts create Expert Group. And noone asks who they are and wonder why these folks decide. Further not just Experts Group, but community recognizes the member as an expert and give possibility to sell courses. Is it OK for commercial projects only?
I am not sure about whether you are aware of the work being done by the OU and others through VITAL.AC.UK. It may be worth you having a good look.
@KWestos - yes I agree with you there. The best way to avoid this is never to install the client on a server. Just keep the server software for the server and use a desktop machine to control it.
@FragglePete/@Fatmas - It is an excellent product I agree. We have not been give .53 yet but I agree with you that the support is excellent and updates come regularly.
Just be wary of the policies!!!! We created a policy to shut down the pc's at pre-determined times. But I mistakingly scheduled it for there and then and it shut the server down (luckily it only had impero on it). Every time I booted up the server - it shut down. There was absolutely no way into the server except safe mode and then manually deleting the entry from the xml file. It's a bloody nightmare. Granted I should never have 'mistakingly' ticked the enable schedule now in the frirst place