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  1. 3 weeks with a new system. Oh, and DFS.

    by , 25th September 2012 at 05:40 PM
    Well, what a busy time. First week was quiet. Second week when people noticed things were not where the thought/used to be, thing's got rather busier!

    The little niggles aren't anything that would interest anyone. We've worked through a fair amount of software deployments, and I'm really pleased with SCCM - deployments aren't quite as easy perhaps as RM systems but they're so much better. And so far *all* of the packages created for RM systems just work when imported as applications ...
  2. How to install SIMS on Windows Server 2008 R2?

    by , 25th September 2012 at 04:40 PM
    Hello, I recently upgraded our server to Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to create a NEW blank database for SIMS. I ran SIMSINST v1.21.3.0 and when it was just installing MSDE 2000 it said that it was incompatible with the operating system and that it needed to be run on Windows NT 4.0, Xp or 98. Is there a different version of Microsoft SQL that is freely available and compatible with Windows Server 2008 R2 and SIMSINST v1.21.3.0. If so, how would I create a database for SIMSINST or will ...
  3. Getting the UUID from a running Windows machine, or a computer's AD object

    by , 25th September 2012 at 04:27 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Duke5A View Post
    I was having issues with this too using WDS. The UUID is stored in the netbootguid property in the machine's computer object. If you were ever curious enough to want to find out what it is you can use this script:

    strLDAPComp = "LDAP://CN=machinename,OU=example computers,DC=example,DC=com"
    Set objComp = GetObject(strLDAPComp)
    Msgbox "AD UUID:" & ConvertObjectGuidToString(objComp.netbootguid)
    Function ConvertObjectGuidToString(ByVal
    VB Script
  4. 'nComputing corrupt' error

    by , 21st September 2012 at 11:17 AM
    Just had a problem where our thin nComputing L300 clients went blank.

    The Multipoint Server 2011 said that nComputing was corrupt.

    I went to reinstall nComputing but I got an error Failed install: HydraTS/HbHydrats getlasterror 0x2

    The problem was that the filewall was preventing the install. I turned the filewall off, the install went fine, picked up the old configuration and licencing and the thin clients came back up.

    Updated 21st September 2012 at 01:38 PM by Dos_Box

  5. question?

    by , 19th September 2012 at 07:57 PM
    I need to know how to freeze the screen on the projector but still be able to use my computer. Can you tell me how to do this?
  6. First Day Back.

    by , 5th September 2012 at 05:59 PM
    Wowsers. Sitting here now glad today is over in a sense.
    It's not been a bad day - users thoughts seem largely positive or non-existent. NM made it very clear at a training day session that we've got a whole new network built from the ground up and there *will* be glitches, there *will* be niggles and there certainly will be missing bits of software. As and when you find those bits of software that used to be buried away deep in the depths of the old system, give us a couple of weeks to get ...