Just leaving this here in case anybody comes up against the same problem in future....
I wanted to give a member of staff read-only access to Staff Contracts in SIMS.net. (Autumn 2012 release, 7.148)
None of the built-in groups in System Manager seemed to offer the level of access I wanted, so I created my own.
I granted the group read-only access to staff details (by selecting "Staff" from the permissions list and clicking "Set View").
This being a new blog series I figured I was meant to update on time and stick to my promises for at least another three weeks
So, following on from last week's introduction and tip on searching the Windows 7 Start Menu, this week is about pinning shortcuts to the Start Menu for quick access: ICT Tip 028 - Pin to Start Menu.doc
It's quick, it's easy, it's worth showing people. As ever you are free to steal, borrow, adapt and re-use, without attribution, so long as you make no
Updated 6th February 2013 at 12:04 PM by sonofsanta
Its been a long time since I last wrote about Sharepoint - the platform for our Intranet; but now with the rest of the ongoing projects nearing completion - I've been able to return to this monster of a project. Introduction
So, lets go back to the start and show what the end goal was.
1. Intranet Portal - containing Departmental, Staff and Student Areas. Department areas would have staff and student storage as well as news, events, discussions, blogs and all
Well that didn't take long. Someone's asked for the XP & 2003 tips before I'd even gotten into work this morning, so here you go: XP2003.zip
Included in this little zip file are: Locking Your ComputerChanging Your PasswordZoomingChanging Keyboard LayoutInternet Explorer TabsResizing Pictures in Office (for smaller file sizes)Folders in Outlook
As before, feel free to steal, remix, adapt & share, so long as you don't start
For the past couple of years, barring a hiatus when I was too damned busy getting 2008R2 set up on a Hyper-V cluster with System Center, I've been writing up brief weekly tips and emailing them round to all our staff. Less than a page of A4 (usually), pointing out one small but useful tip for using a computer. It's a friendly way of reminding people we're here and slowly training staff without them realising I'm on a secret campaign to make them all more IT-literate.
It suddenly struck
Updated 6th February 2013 at 12:04 PM by sonofsanta (link to XP/2003 tips)
I haven't posted a blog in a while... So, have a short bit of randomness.
So, a while back, while at a CC3 training doodah, I started talking with one of the techs. Turns out he works at the school near to where I live.
From what I gathered he was new to tech support, so we swapped details and I said to ask if he wasn't sure about anything* [I think I also mentioned EduGeek as well.]
Now, I'm getting emails/phone calls every so often asking about
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 08:11 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 04:40 PM by Duke5A