Sorry for the missed weeks - we launched a cashless catering system that has eaten all of my time.
We now find ourselves in the last week of term, when no-one can be bothered to do any learning, staff or students, so there didn't seem much point in sending out an IT tip. I thought I'd send something slightly different out instead: ICT Tip 057 - Strawberry & Cinnamon Torte.doc
(This is why we've skipped forward in the numbers, because I just sent this one out here. We'll go back to the missed
Originally Posted by danboid HOWTO set up Active User Manager to auto-create user home folders
One of my most frequently performed tasks under Active Directory is creating new users. Every time I do this I used to have to manually set/create the users home folder and ensure they were a member of the appropriate groups and other repetitive things that MS sadly neglected to simplify for Server 2008. This is no longer the case thanks to Active User Manager, a very useful and free tool that I have successfully used
It's amazing just how easy it is to crack passwords these days, Nate Anderson from ArsTechnica a self confessed script-kiddie shows in his article just how easy it was to crack 4,000 passwords in the space of a minute!
We all know how to build complex passwords: Include mixed cases, letters, number, symbolsChange passwords regularlyAvoid names especially of people you knowAnd don't repeat old passwords
All the things you would find
Hi there just interested if anyone has used Manage Engine Desktop as opposed to SCCM???? I find SCCM clunky and time consuming at the best of times and found that Manage Engine has a lot to offer. Also I'm using a product to edit .exe to msi....http://emcosoftware.com/ msi package builder and have fond this to be useful as we have a lot of software. I'd be happy to hear what others are using for deploying software and images as I find SCCM a little too heavy at times. Don't get me wrong I do
I've had a strange issue occur during my testing of Office 365 prior to launching it and that is several users once activated have had their password fall out of sync, including my account.
I'm almost certain it is related to the activation of an account which is rather a pain really because you need to activate and account in order to use it. While I investigate it further, I have managed to find a helpful solution elsewhere courtesy of this KB2855271 Password synchronization troubleshooting guide for Office 365
Updated 30th June 2013 at 05:56 PM by Cache
Another late post - although I have a good excuse this time, I was busy in the ultrasound room for my wife's 20 week scan yesterday
Following on from last week's look-at-the-shiny-3D-effect ICT Tip #47 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab, this week we have the much more useful, useable and sensible alternative: ICT Tip 048 - Switching Windows with Alt+Tab.doc
Best of luck in getting your users to use it
I rarely buy hardware as a complete package, preferring to build my own PCs, however when it comes to Laptops, I felt I ought to play it safe and buy from a brand. I wanted a laptop that was powerful enough to handle the odd game (think UFO: Enemy Unknown rather than Crysis) and wasn't going to break the bank. After much deliberating, I decided on the GE60 by MSI. On paper, it had the right specs, a decent graphics card, fast processor combined with 8GB RAM. The only drawback was the hard drive,
Been a long time since I blogged on here. I have been in iPad training all day today for my school. We are introducing iPads across the school for some lessons. Each department will have to deliver a unit of work solely through iPads. It will be an interesting experiment, and I remain semi-sceptical about it, yet a little excited. Some of the apps that we are using and testing are great, and hold fantastic potential for teaching and learning and assessment.
We are however also
I thought I would do a quick post to let you guys know about a problem we have been having.
We recently moved our SCCM server to a Server 2012 box from a Server 2008 R2 box. Once we moved during OSD we where getting random hash miss-match errors (error 0x80091007 during OSD). It was very random and happened at different times. There was nothing wrong with our packages. If you set OSD off in a VM it worked every time.
It turned out there seems to be
One of those quick little tips that makes life much easier - albeit I opted to show the shiny version to people first, because some people are forever impressed by a little bit of 3D gimmickry. It's like Alt+Tab but less useful, it's... ICT Tip 047 - Switching Windows with Win+Tab.doc!
I don't know why I bother trying to build up suspense when I name the tip in the title of every post