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  1. YouTube for Schools ISA setup

    by , 30th November 2012 at 12:29 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by mrbios View Post
    Ok everyone using ISA/TMG i can help you!

    1) Install this program: - Run that on your ISA server installing just the "Headers modifier" section (requires the firewall service to restart during install, so 60 seconds loss of internet connection!)

    2) Go to Configuration > Add-ins > Web filters and go to the properties of "Headers Modifier" > Parameters > Add

    3) Name the rule
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  2. Ease of Access - Full Screen Magnifer

    by , 29th November 2012 at 02:19 PM
    Haven't blogged for a while, but like too when I get one of those 'I didn't realise that' moments.....

    We've got a number of Visually Impaired kids here at the school, who make use of the Magnifer built into Windows 7. I've got them in a seperate security group which switches on an extra folder in the Start Menu giving access to the Ease of Access tools. Always thought it worked well, select magnifier and a docked version of the application runs. However, I was informed today that ...
  3. Setting Printers through Group encore... (and the death of Scripts)

    by , 21st November 2012 at 11:25 PM
    Well, I know its been a long time since my last published blog post! The truth is Ive been working on a few for a while now - but just never got round to finishing any of them.

    Heres the first of my next batch... a return to an earlier thread of posts, originally related to Printing on Remote Desktop.

    First, a bit of background... traditionally, most systems will be set up to map printers via a logon script. The script typically checks a machine name and adds the appropriate ...
  4. Codeacademy and Google Chrome Frame

    by , 14th November 2012 at 11:32 AM
    After reading last months PC Pro, I wanted to investigate and see if it would work with our teaching.

    First issue with codeacademy is that it doesn't like IE and flatly refuses to play ball with it. One option is to install Chrome across the site, but I'd had issues getting Chrome to play ball with my network before, and wasn't too keen on trying again. So I choose option 2, install Google Frame. Installing it locally was easy, but a network install could prove ...
  5. RE: SIMS Learning Gateway vs TASC Insight

    by , 13th November 2012 at 02:13 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 ...
  6. Kubuntu Files: Audio Woes Ahoy!

    , 4th November 2012 at 10:16 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 ...
  7. Server 2012. A non-technical review.

    by , 24th October 2012 at 06:08 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 ...
  8. 3 weeks with a new system. Oh, and DFS.

    by , 25th September 2012 at 06:40 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 ...
  9. How to install SIMS on Windows Server 2008 R2?

    by , 25th September 2012 at 05:40 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 ...
  10. Getting the UUID from a running Windows machine, or a computer's AD object

    by , 25th September 2012 at 05:27 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