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  1. Configuring Win 7 "All Programs" using Shared Folder

    by , 21st July 2011 at 04:40 PM
    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?

  2. Setting up my new system...

    by , 21st July 2011 at 10:24 AM
    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 ...
  3. Windows 2008 group policy

    by , 20th July 2011 at 01:45 PM
    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.

    help please????????/
  4. Calculating whole levels of progress in Assesment Manager

    by , 14th July 2011 at 10:17 AM
    Hi All,

    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 ...
  5. 10 Reasons Windows 8 Will Shatter Windows 7

    by , 14th July 2011 at 09:20 AM
    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 ...
  6. Windows Thin PC

    by , 6th July 2011 at 11:52 AM
    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

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  7. [Review] Sophos Web Appliance

    , 1st July 2011 at 12:23 PM
    We are moving away from our LEA supplied broadband solution so the next step is to replace our ageing cachepilot. Having used the cachepilot for over 5 years now I can safely say its holding us back on creating a fast reliable internet service.

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    We looked at a number of different options for school wide filtering proxy including:

    Equiinet Cache pilot
    I've used the latest firmware version ...

    Updated 4th July 2011 at 05:40 PM by zag

  8. We're here (or there, depending on your point of view)!

    by , 25th June 2011 at 12:31 PM
    After 2 days of travel we are finally here in Philadelphia, admittedly in a hotel by the airport 7 miles from the city centre and wondering why I'm wide awake at 5am local time.
    I HATE jet-lag
    Travel from Preston to London went without a hitch on Virgin Trains and all was well as I made wy way to Kings Cross St Pancras tube station, swiped my Oyster card and made my winding way down to the Picadilly line to get the tube to the hotel at Heathrow. Mere meters from the platform the ...

    Updated 25th June 2011 at 01:56 PM by Dos_Box

  9. Laptop House Education Show: 17th June 2011

    by , 24th June 2011 at 11:45 AM
    Laptop House Education Show: 17th June 2011

    After a break of two years, it was time for these guys to have another Trade Show. Like last time, they didn’t disappoint! So, first for a bit of an intro…

    Laptop House are an independent IT equipment reseller founded in March 2002; and based just outside Stoke on Trent. They are able to supply major brands including Dell, HP, Toshiba, Acer, Sony, Apple, Fujitsu & IBM, Promethean, Bretford, Smart and many more.
  10. Windows 7 Exam Continued

    by , 23rd June 2011 at 10:15 PM (Welcome to my blogs)
    Well today i had fun in trying to get Microsoft let me take my exam on the 30th before my exam voucher runs out. Well they won i will have to wait to the 1st of july so i guess another £48 pounds is to be paid out. But on the plus side I’m sat here taking practice exams and watching the cbt nugget

    i feel sorry for a friend of mine who is doing his mcitp and the questions are now based on the windows 2008R2 !!!!! didn't see that coming...surely they must of told people about this. ...