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  1. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4c (OS Images - Drivers)

    by , 13th April 2012 at 04:55 PM
    Welcome to Part 4c of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! Yes.... this one has been a while coming - so Im going to give you two for you money today! So - this time round we are going to finish off the building your first Windows 7 image. After anything specific Ive not covered, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Drivers - aka the HELL!
    One of the issues ...

    Updated 13th April 2012 at 04:57 PM by TheScarfedOne

    System Centre
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  2. Using SSO (Single Sign On) with Remote Desktop for Thin Clients

    by , 3rd April 2012 at 11:41 PM
    Those who follow my blogs will remember that last Summer, I set about building a single platform system - based around Windows 7/Server 2008 R2. This post deals with the final part of the jigsaw relating to the Thin Client section - powered by Windows Thin PC (aka Windows 7 lite... it runs NT6.1)

    This post follows

    So – if you are using Terminal Server, or to give ...
  3. *Not IT Related* - Go Ape

    by , 2nd April 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Thought I would give this a plug as I did this the weekend!

    Place called Go Ape, this was one was near Cannock (Bham) but there are a number of them I believe scattered over the UK.
    What a brilliant few hours out! I was quite skeptical at first but wow I really enjoyed it, it was a treat from the missis! I thought it was quite expensive (£30 quid each but we had 20% off) but its totally worth it!

    Your up probably 60ft up at the highest ...
    Tags: go ape; fun
  4. Dell acquires Wyse Technologies

    by , 2nd April 2012 at 09:00 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    It looks like Dell are on a spending spree.

    DESKTOP PC FLOGGER Dell will buy thin-client vendor Wyse for an undisclosed sum.

    Dell has spent the last five years trying to shrug off its image as a beige box shifter with a significant push into the enterprise. Michael Dell even said, "Dell is not a PC company". Now the firm is moving further away from its tin box roots by buying Wyse, a company that's well known for its thin-client
  5. There goes that plan...

    by , 28th March 2012 at 10:54 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I've just ordered 4 new computers, due to serious failures in a few classes, and had an idea.

    The new computers are licenced for Windows 7 Home Premium [SP1], but will actually be running Windows XP.

    My idea was... rejiggle the licences around [Put the licence for the old machine on the new one] and then there'd be some decent Win7 lincences going spare. [which I may or may not have planned to aquire...]

    Turns out, you can't do that. ...
    Random ramblings

    by , 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Not a rant... More "omg my boss is awesome!" I just felt like sharing.

    The following is an ACTUAL e-mail chain sent between the head and myself. [It's also backwards. Most recent at the top.]

    Not just any dragons... GANGSTER DRAGONS!

    -----Original Message-----
    Random ramblings
  7. Google AdWords

    , 18th March 2012 at 12:31 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    They can create some interesting results out of the blue.

    Use of domain password (& staff AUP, etc.) ;)-chinese-lady.jpg
  8. Bizarre Experience on a training course

    by , 7th March 2012 at 12:42 PM
    NB: To protect the guilty, the names of both the trainer and the training provider have been omitted.

    My recent training day experience was bizarre to say the least. I turned up late to the one-day course so perhaps didn't get off to the best start. I stupidly put the wrong address in my Google Navigation app and was blissfully unaware of this until I sailed past what I thought should have been (and was) the correct junction and ended up in the arse-end of nowhere. When I finally ...
  9. Learnt the Hard Way: How to Forcibly Remove Messages in Exchange

    by , 5th March 2012 at 03:42 PM
    Someone in my school is having a very, very bad day now, having inadvertently emailed a letter of complaint from one staff member about others round to the entire staff body by mistake. Entirely human error, but I can sympathise with the rock-in-the-gut feeling they must be going through right now.

    Anyway, because Message Recall is bloody useless and in no way a reliable way of trying to stuff the cat back into the bag, I'm sharing the following code below what I have squeezed out ...
  10. Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and HyperV

    by , 2nd March 2012 at 02:28 PM
    This article was originally posted on the Microsoft Schools blog on 20th Jan 2012

    Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and HyperV
    One of our (many) friends over at EduGeek has recently done some work with Marine Academy Plymouth taking over their systems in May 2011. We have now a series which charts the process of ...

    Updated 9th March 2012 at 11:56 PM by TheScarfedOne (Adding ping back)