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  1. Capita LA Conference 2012 - Alton Towers - Key Note: Tony Travers

    by , 8th July 2012 at 08:00 PM
    This post continues from my last - discussing the themes and news from the Capita LA Conference. I know this will come as a surprise to some, who will have been expecting more "geeky" System Centre or HyperV stuff - but my community work will also form my blogs too!

    The Key Note speech at the event was made by Tony Travers. Tony Travers is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science, a research centre at the London School of Economics. He is also a Visiting ...
  2. Capita LA Conference 2012 - Alton Towers - The Year in Review

    by , 7th July 2012 at 08:28 PM
    A departure from some of my more recent posts about System Centre - now time to concentrate on more of the Consultancy and Technology Evangelism Im also involved with.

    This time, I was very fortunate to be invited to the Capita SIMS LA Conference, held at Alton Towers. Thanks must go to Cath Lane and her team, as well as Phil Neal and the Product Managers who spared their time to talk to me. This is the first of a selection of posts which will appear this week discussing the themes ...
  3. British Grand Prix 2012. A lesson in not being a moron.

    by , 7th July 2012 at 12:02 PM
    Right, I've had it. I've had it up to my eyeballs with the media and countless thousands of moronic sheep whining about the Grand Prix currently.
    "OMG we can't get in!" "We can't park" and "It's ALL SILVERSTONE'S FAULT".

    Why do people get a bit annoyed (understandable tbh) then after seeing someone else's annoyance, automatically attach to their state of mind and change from a sensible human being into a mindless moronic sheep. Sheeple.
  4. SCCM 2007 Native Mode - fun with certificates

    by , 5th July 2012 at 04:11 PM
    This is going to be a quick one while it is fresh in my mind because if I don't write this down straight away it will never get written down (see: the rest of the virtualization posts. Or rather, don't see them, because I stopped writing them when I got too busy getting on with it).

    Pretty much every guide I see on SCCM2007, including and @TheScarfedOne's excellent missives here, say to install in mixed mode. Pfft, says I, how boring and ...

    Updated 16th July 2012 at 01:39 PM by sonofsanta

  5. Enable Users to Change Expired Passwords in Outlook Web App 2010

    by , 2nd July 2012 at 07:46 PM
    By default in OWA 2010 if a user's password has expired they are told the username or password is invalid. They are unable to reset the password in OWA. This might be a pain when the passwords expire in the summer holidays. If you have SP1 + installed on the server users will be able to reset expired passwords before they login. All you have to do is make the following registry changes on all of your CAS servers.

    1. Log on to the Client Access server.
    2. Start Registry Editor (regedit).
    3. Locate

    Updated 2nd July 2012 at 07:53 PM by FN-GM

  6. Clever Dual Touch LCD screen

    by , 27th June 2012 at 12:00 PM (Bob's Blog)
    I have had several of these installed at the primaries where I work. As a projector replacement they work well on paper, no shadow cast, no bulb to replace, evenly lit accross the display, less wires makes for a tidier installation, toughened glass etc. There's quite a few reasons to replace those aging projectors or if you have a new build then the increased labour costs of projector installation may well off set the overall cost of one of these.

    I'd say the weight of one of these ...
  7. Arghhhh.

    by , 26th June 2012 at 09:42 AM
    one of the local charity's i help out asked me to have a quick look at up dating the events on there site as they are still back in 09 so i agreed to have a look. this is not currently a CMS website so meant downloading the pages making the edit an re uploading. [Supposed to be being changed to joomla By me]

    first problem nobody knew the credentials for the site.

    i emailed the host who had disabled access.
    any way we were over paying by a lot so have moved ...

    Updated 26th June 2012 at 01:07 PM by januttall

  8. windows 7 printer driver on windows server 2003

    by , 25th June 2012 at 09:32 PM
    How do you get a windows 7 printer driver setup on windows server 2003?
  9. Striking.

    by , 25th June 2012 at 05:56 PM
    The question is thus.

    You may not hold a person against their will. You may certainly not hold a person against their will to make demands of another.
    Therefore why on earth is it legal to hold the general public hostage to "make a point" to your employer?

    And stop that comment you've already started typing.
    I am simply trying to understand one simple thing about striking unions, and yes this is regarding HMRC today. I'm no politician so excuse ...
  10. What a few weeks!

    by , 8th June 2012 at 09:51 PM
    It's been a mixed bag, in the last month or so. Started off with a week off - fantastic BT managed to completely murder a phone line install which should have taken 10 minutes. ISP (Sky) were quite good to be honest, considering they were the man in the middle between me and Openreach they handled it quite well. I hope they kick BT's backside because Openreach really is laughable.
    So, back to school and the proper good gubbins has arrived for the first of two new servers - shiney new Intel ...