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  1. RE: SIMS Learning Gateway vs TASC Insight

    by , 13th November 2012 at 01:13 PM

    I would just some information on the differences between the SIMS Learning Gateway (SLG) and TASC Insight.

    Is it possible to do the same with Insight as with the SLG?
    Which do people prefer (opinions)?
    User Friendliness, Which seems better?
    Any problems with either that people have noticed?
    and finally...
    Any limitations which people have noticed between the two?

    I know this is a lot of information been asked for, but we ...
  2. Kubuntu Files: Audio Woes Ahoy!

    , 4th November 2012 at 09:16 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    I've always had a soft spot for KDE, so when switching to Ubuntu on my primary home machine it was a no brainer to pick Kubuntu 12.10 over it's Unity-packing parent distro. So far the system has set itself up extremely quickly and given virtually no problems at all beyond a mouse cursor that refuses to stick to the style I tell it to, irritating but hardly a deal breaker. Given the last time I installed Ubuntu I was left seekign network drivers and spending hours getting a laptop to even start this ...
  3. Server 2012. A non-technical review.

    by , 24th October 2012 at 05:08 PM
    A non technical review of a server OS, you say?

    How so?

    Let's start simple.
    This thing is rapid. Even on a hard drive, it's lovely and quick. But that's where my joy ends.

    Yes, it's a server OS. But PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me change the colours to something that don't make me think I'm using a Tomy My First Server.

    I'll say that again. It's a server OS. So why am I hovering over nothing to bring up menus of nothingness in an entirely ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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
  7. '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

  8. 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?
  9. 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 ...
  10. End of Summer - Progress Report

    by , 31st August 2012 at 06:46 PM
    So, it's the last Friday of Summer and our task is far from complete.

    Not sure why - bad planning, bad luck, best intentions etc. It'd certainly have been easier if we were allowed to stay for full days but on the other hand I think all of us were appreciative of half days when it was nice out!

    We were severely held back by an email hack; we believed at first it was easy passwords but further probing of the staff involved showed this wasn't the case. That was about ...