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  1. Disable Office 2010 Grammar & Spell Checker

    by , 17th May 2012 at 03:41 PM (Welcome to my blogs)
    Not sure where to start really but Iím just so glad that itís over and hopefully other people can benefit from this. The fix will work on a Windows XP and Windows 7.
    In order to disable office 2010 Iíve applied these settingsPolicy.docx in group policy. It might be best to create an OU separate from the rest of the AD structure and have a block inheritance on it so you can test.
    once you have applied all of the settings, you will notice that the review ribbon bar is disabled ...

    Updated 24th May 2012 at 05:31 PM by kevin_lane

  2. That time of year

    by , 17th May 2012 at 12:27 PM
    Its not long until half term and the year 11s are soon to fly the nest. You can sense this in the air almost, no need to check a calendar or even be aware of the date tensions are running high printers are set to turbo boost mode shooting out reams of paper by the second as final year students put together a years worth or work in a few days.

    Classrooms are no longer empty after normal school hours and none more so then the IT suites, requests for unblocking youtube and minecraft ...
  3. Office 2010 , Windows 7 and OWA

    by , 15th May 2012 at 04:39 PM (Welcome to my blogs)
    Hello and welcome to another one of my blogs.

    Now after spending hours looking at group policy and scowling the internet for a solution I finally cracked it. The problem is when you try and view an attached from excel and power point presentation, the excel file would say "this is corrupt" and when trying to view a power point it wasnít able to open it and wanted you to try and repair it.

    The settings that needed to be apply on the GPO, which is applied
  4. ICT Curriculum (Raspberry Pi) / Infrastructure - Another way?

    by , 14th May 2012 at 10:04 AM
    I work for a Midlands based technology company that has been delivering Open Source solutions for over a decade. They are a well established company with a valued ethos and I have been with them for around 10 years!

    Recently, it became obvious that there was a large percentage of Schools who did not know we existed (marketing was never something we needed to do!), with this in mind we decided it was about time we let these people know we were on their doorstep and that there was 'another ...
  5. Script to Record Computer Usage

    by , 9th May 2012 at 09:19 AM

    Just thought these scripts would be handy. It will dump logon details to a text file.

    You will need to create a share with a folder called Computers & one called users. Your users will need permissions to write to the folder.

    These are the 2 script. You will need to make one a log on script and one a log off. You will need to modify the location of your share. They are both .bat format

    Logon Script

    rem The following
  6. A Data Protection Interlude - Apple

    by , 8th May 2012 at 12:05 PM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    Originally posted on Grumbledook Thinks

    And so I take a quick interlude from my look at the recent Apple Workshops to think about a few queries some schools have raised in the last few weeks about Apple and Data Protection.

    When it comes to their OS X devices (desktops and laptops) Apple have had some built in encryption for some time. FileVault was introduced in Mac OS X 10.3 and used to just encrypt user files. Not a perfect solution but the introduction of FileVault ...

    Updated 8th May 2012 at 01:41 PM by GrumbleDook

  7. Excel Macro to Populate a Range based on Info in Another Area of Workbook

    by , 5th May 2012 at 12:46 AM
    Here is the input:
    Activity, start week, end week

    Based on the above info in the the first three columns of a spreadsheet, put a number or a string in the same row under the appropriate week number. So if an activity happens from week 18 (this week) to week 25, the corresponding columns would be filled with the number 1. So far I have not been able to figure out how to do this using macros. Seems pretty simple but I'm struggling since I have zero experience with Visual Basic ...
  8. Moving Jobs

    , 3rd May 2012 at 01:50 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    It has taken time for me to post this because I wanted to make sure everything was bedded down, calm and not influenced by the various emotional rollercoasters I have been on over the past week.

    Currently I am a data assistant. At the end of the month I will be a data manager in a new school with a £5k pay rise, a scale going even higher and plenty of responsibility. And my own office. I don't care how small it is, I have my own office.

    Of course, it comes at a cost! ...
  9. I totally love you, man...

    by , 27th April 2012 at 09:40 AM (And so, our story begins...)

    Following on from here.

    Our head has upped his game. No longer is he simply a pretty cool guy. Now he trolls [company] and doesn't afraid of anything.

    That's right. ANYTHING.

    We've been having issues because of one particular company [Which I'm not naming...] So our HT, instead of doing what I'm used to seeing from other heads [Which would be precisely [censored] all] he's been sending e-mails off to the company, ...

    Updated 30th May 2012 at 11:38 AM by X-13

    Random ramblings
  10. Getting scarily close to Summer and our entire new network setup.

    by , 22nd April 2012 at 08:44 AM
    I'm confident enough to say it'll work well. But there's always that little nagging doubt in the back of my mind; the bit that says OK, this was my idea and the majority of implementation and testing is down to me and me alone. If it goes wrong, I'll never hear the end of it!

    Anyway, after many successful years of CC3 (I only joined about 16 months ago, personally though) our school has decided to take the bull by the horns and update just about everything. A choice that started in ...

    Updated 5th September 2012 at 03:50 PM by synaesthesia