Itís a sad day today. Ever since Christmas morning and the kids began to play with their new (well, second hand but new to them) Wii, it has become obvious that it was now redundant.
The media PC, the stalwart of living room entertainment for well over 4 years has to go. To be honest, itís been on the cards since we got a Tivo box earlier in the year.
Weíve had a media PC in the house since about 2004 when I used an old Athlon powered Shuttle PC to run Media Portal (MEDIAPORTAL - a HTPC Media Center for free! - MEDIAPORTAL)
Those who follow my blogs will know that I run a Thin Client section of my network - powered by Windows Thin PC (aka Windows 7 lite... it runs NT6.1) with Server 2008 R2.
This post follows http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/thescar...nt-part-2.html and
Last time out on RDS, we set up Single Sign on, so that our users would log onto a Windows Thin PC as themselves, and changed the shell from "explorer.exe" so that instead a Remote Desktop session
For those who have just upgraded to the final release of SP1 you will have found the client needs an upgrade. You can do this my one if these methods:
1. Auto upgrade SCCM 2012 Clients
2. Use the client upgrade package
Step 1 would be easier, but for devices that go offline for long periods will not upgrade as well. If you use the deployment package and let the software install outside of maintenance windows it will get to all your machines better. Also step 1 will
Updated 23rd December 2012 at 09:11 PM by FN-GM
Getting Youtube for Schools to work is something that is either easy, or an extreme PITA; which is entirely dependent upon what you use for a proxy. If you're reading this, then you know Squid falls in the ladder of those two scenarios.
There are two ways to go about doing it: adding a custom HTTP header, or rewriting the URL on the fly. The cleanest way is using the custom HTTP header, but as of Squid 3.1 it doesn't natively support adding custom headers. You can only change existing
Updated 14th December 2012 at 05:40 PM by Duke5A
It's that time of the year again when I have to start looking at disabling spell check on Word for various Mock Exams. If only Wordpad had headers and footers, I wouldn't need to go through this every year...
Anyway, having updated to Office 2010 over the summer, my previous group policy objects aren't going to work with Office 2010, so time for a new way of doing things.
First of all, I'll credit the website where I got the info, and feel free to follow them rather than my
Basically we are looking into getting SIMS and we are wondering if anyone has any experience of running SIMS on a virtual server, Pros and Cons?
The server we will be using is a file server will this cause any issues such as overloading?
Shutting down Windows 7 has been a bit of a bug bear, with some PCs refusing to shut down, or settings not quite working the way I wanted them to. In an ideal world, I wanted a situation where computers would attempt to shutdown at 3.15, and only stay on if someone was using it. The PC would then wait until 10 minutes after it had gone Idle, then shut itself down. In reality, the first part usually worked fine, the second part, not so much.
My preferred method of shutting down is
Ok, so I think people who follow my work often will know that Im a bit of a fan of the whole System Centre thing (yes - I know ive spelt System Centre properly, not the American "Center" that gets used everywhere!).
You see, Configuration Manager - formerly Systems Management Server has always been a winner for me; but the real power now comes if you extend the stort by combining the elements of the suite together. System Centre is designed so that its components share information