So, as you will have gathered from my recent blog posts... there is some serious systems change happening at my place!
Quite simply put - without SCCM and Windows Thin PC, there is no way I could have got it done.
THat being said... there were a few times I was pulling may hair out with it! So, this post is a heads up on what might go wrong... and in no particular order...
1. Error 8004005 - Cannot retrieve policy for this computer and a reboot before
Updated 11th August 2011 at 11:31 PM by TheScarfedOne
Lifecycle Management Developing a process
Whether you are using ITIL, FITS or other ideology / tools to help you develop a support service, you will find that you will borrow, adapt, use, tweak, refine and make wholesale use of a plethora of pre-existing examples of procedures. It is a simple fact of life that sharing and comparing procedures is more efficient than re-inventing the wheel in isolation.
However, you will find that there will be occasions
Couldnt quite work out what to call this blog post - as it ties so many different areas in together.
As Ive written about before - Ive been busy doing a mass upgrade and virtualisation project at my new place. First step was getting the HyperV hosts all set up. That was a breeze, as was the SAN - all bar a bit of waiting whilst it all initialised.
Once that was done, it was time to get the roles onto each of the nice new HyperV Clients. An SQL cluster, a pair of SCCM
If I had met someone in the mountains of Austria, Switzerland, or even Canada - or any other places well known for their snow - when I asked them where they learnt to ski / snowboard, had they told me "Australia", I would have laughed in their face. Before I came here, I thought of Australia as that place on those aussie shows, where the sun shone 24/7..
This weekend gone, I finally made it to the aussie ski slopes.. "dont expect much" I was told.. Granted, I knew
I am setting up a new s008r2/7 network.
One of my final tasks is to get All Programs to show ONLY the folder structure applied in \\server\share\start_Menu
I cannot find a page where it describes what the required folder structure is for the share, or what setting to enable/disable to hide all the windows generated programs while stillalowing you to display the configured programs.
Can anyone shed any light on this?
OK - so some of you now know I moved on from my last School - where I was very vocal with Sharepoint and later SCCM.
Well, now at my new Academy - we are going to get down and dirt with virtualization as well. You may have seen my last post about SCCM and AppV; and also Windows Thin PC - which is part of the story, and also our testing and QA process.
Whats going in then? Well, to sort out the underpowering on the Server side - incoming 2 x Dell R710s with 300gb Raid
Last year, the school moved away from cc3 to a vanilla Windows 2008 R2 network. But I still got some cc3 .INI files, which I thought if I remove them, will stop some components of the server to work.
We are a large sec. modern who use AM effectively through a system of templates to monitor progress. One area I am struggling with is how to calcuate whole levels of progress.
We ask the staff to enter termly assessments in a sub-level, targets are also in sublevels. I then take one away from the other and divide by two to get number of sublevels progress from target. I am unsure how I can calculate whole levels when our grade set is in sublevels. It's not as
When it comes to operating systems, there’s no more important company than Microsoft. For years now, the software giant has been dominating the OS landscape around the world. And with nearly every release of its operating system, it has been able to improve upon its preceding launches. If nothing else, Microsoft understands the operating system space, and knows how to be successful in that market.
But Microsoft Windows 7 was arguably one of the most important launches in Microsoft’s
So... Windows Thin PC (Windows Embedded Standard 7 - for its full name really) is now out, whats the story?
Its the replacement for Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCS... ie its a cut down version of the current Windows OS, designed for older PCs to make them last a bit longer. You can use it to make a "Think Thin Client"... ie Autologon, start an RDP session and thats it.
And thats exactly what Ive done with it.
So, hows it all set up, and
Updated 24th August 2011 at 08:11 PM by TheScarfedOne