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  1. ICT Tip #57 - Summer Surprise

    by , 17th July 2013 at 10:37 AM
    Sorry for the missed weeks - we launched a cashless catering system that has eaten all of my time.

    We now find ourselves in the last week of term, when no-one can be bothered to do any learning, staff or students, so there didn't seem much point in sending out an IT tip. I thought I'd send something slightly different out instead: ICT Tip 057 - Strawberry & Cinnamon Torte.doc

    (This is why we've skipped forward in the numbers, because I just sent this one out here. We'll go back to the missed ...
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  2. HOWTO set up Active User Manager to auto-create user home folders

    by , 16th July 2013 at 11:10 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by danboid View Post
    HOWTO set up Active User Manager to auto-create user home folders

    One of my most frequently performed tasks under Active Directory is creating new users. Every time I do this I used to have to manually set/create the users home folder and ensure they were a member of the appropriate groups and other repetitive things that MS sadly neglected to simplify for Server 2008. This is no longer the case thanks to Active User Manager, a very useful and free tool that I have successfully used
  3. Password Security Tips From a Hacker

    by , 12th July 2013 at 03:02 PM (Nervepoint Technologies)
    It's amazing just how easy it is to crack passwords these days, Nate Anderson from ArsTechnica a self confessed script-kiddie shows in his article just how easy it was to crack 4,000 passwords in the space of a minute!

    We all know how to build complex passwords:

    • Include mixed cases, letters, number, symbols
    • Change passwords regularly
    • Avoid names especially of people you know
    • And don't repeat old passwords

    All the things you would find ...
  4. Manage Engine vs Microsoft System Center 2007/2012

    by , 4th July 2013 at 12:07 AM
    Hi there just interested if anyone has used Manage Engine Desktop as opposed to SCCM???? I find SCCM clunky and time consuming at the best of times and found that Manage Engine has a lot to offer. Also I'm using a product to edit .exe to msi.... msi package builder and have fond this to be useful as we have a lot of software. I'd be happy to hear what others are using for deploying software and images as I find SCCM a little too heavy at times. Don't get me wrong I do ...