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  1. Bizarre Experience on a training course

    by , 7th March 2012 at 01:42 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 ...
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  2. Learnt the Hard Way: How to Forcibly Remove Messages in Exchange

    by , 5th March 2012 at 04:42 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 ...
  3. Building School Networks for the Future - with System Centre and HyperV

    by , 2nd March 2012 at 03:28 PM
    This article was originally posted on the Microsoft Schools blog on 20th Jan 2012
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ukschools/ar...d-hyper-v.aspx

    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 10th March 2012 at 12:56 AM by TheScarfedOne (Adding ping back)

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  4. The Google Privacy Scandal And You

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    CAM
    , 1st March 2012 at 09:19 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    There has been some awful news coverage today of the privacy policy updates being carried out by Google. Many people are being misled by the reduction of the 70 seperate policies currently being agreed to down to 1 policy for 1 unified platform. It makes business sense and whilst there are always some concerns when changes are made to any organisation's policy, the storm in a teacup is being made worse by the media again.

    This morning on BBC News, the story broke about Google's changes ...

    Updated 1st March 2012 at 09:23 PM by CAM

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  5. Exchange 2010 - Granting write permission for calendar sharing with OWA 2010

    by , 25th February 2012 at 11:34 PM
    Ok - so from Outlook, you've been able to share your calendar with another user for ages. The problem is there haven't really been many options around automating this. Well - enter some handy new features in Exchange 2010.

    The calendar sharing feature introduced in Outlook Web App 2010 (OWA) allows a user to grant access to their calendar to another user. To access the option, click on the Share option when in the Calendar and then on Share This Calendar. You’ll then be able to select ...
  6. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4b (OS Images - Build/Capture)

    by , 25th February 2012 at 01:20 AM
    Welcome to Part 4b of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! So - on with Part b of getting SCCM ready for building your first Windows 7 image - how to deploy that (with a load of extra options and fancy stuff!) to your estate. In the mean time, if there is something specific you need, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on Twitter @TheScarfedOne.

    Add New operating system image
    Remember ...
  7. Some Text Editors I Have Known

    by , 24th February 2012 at 03:01 PM (It looks like you are trying to write a blog...)
    This blog has been sorely neglected since I got caught up with our school's switch between MIS providers. So, in an effort to rescue it from the hordes of one-post blogs on the web, here, for no good reason at all, are some of the text editors I have known:

    Notepad

    Yes, we all have to start somewhere…

    Wordpad

    Has a better time with Linux/Unix new line breaks than Notepad, but it's a rich text editor >_<

    Pico
    ...
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  8. Remove Network Icon From Windows 7 Navigation Pane

    by , 22nd February 2012 at 02:56 PM
    As more of us are deploying Windows 7 in School like me you will find something annoying about the Navigation pane. There is a "Network" icon shown are there is no built in group policy to remove this. I have found a custom ADM template that will allow us to remove it. I have attached it on this post.

    Hope you will find it useful!


    Windows Storage Server 2003?-homegroup_icon_in_my_computer.png


    Steps on how to add an ADM template can be found here:
    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/art...8-Vista-7.html

    Updated 22nd February 2012 at 02:59 PM by FN-GM

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  9. How to - System Centre Configuration Manager - Part 4a (OS Images - Get Started)

    by , 18th February 2012 at 02:04 PM
    Welcome to Part 4a of my System Centre Configuration Manager (SCCM) series! So - here is probably the most anticipated post - how to get started with OS Imaging! Im going to show you how to get SCCM ready for building your first Windows 7 image - and then in 4b, how to deploy that (with a load of extra options and fancy stuff!) to your estate. In the mean time, if there is something specific you need, or that you think Ive missed, please comment or send me a PM. Alternatively, you can find me on ...

    Updated 18th February 2012 at 02:50 PM by TheScarfedOne (Added some more sections...)

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  10. Check who is logged into a machine

    by , 9th February 2012 at 02:24 AM
    From time to time you may wish to find out who is logged into a machine. I find this batch file handy for doing this. Its quick, simple and easy.

    Just copy and paste the below code into notepad and save the file as who.bat

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    :CHECK
    echo Checking Connection ...
    ping %1 -n 1  | findstr "TTL=" >nul && GOTO MAIN || GOTO ERROR
    GOTO END
    
    :ERROR
    echo Device Unreachable
    GOTO END
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