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  1. The joys of migrating files

    by , 12th June 2010 at 03:04 PM
    It's funny, I don't usual blog and tend to pop on Edugeek with problems but it's a great resource and one I'm very pleased to have found (otherwise I think by now I'd have given up all hope, especially after the last couple of weeks).

    But the latest problem, how to migrate a load of files, preserve permissions and do it dead easily.

    I've used Robocopy with the GUI in the past to move files and it worked a dream, however for whatever reason (probably me being dumb) I ...

    Updated 12th June 2010 at 03:09 PM by Cache

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  2. Digital Brain Closing

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    CAM
    , 7th June 2010 at 02:08 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    The former LGfL Portal of choice, Digitalbrain, will be closing it's doors at the end of July. Anyone still using the service will need to back-up their Digitalbrain content by the 31st July as anything could happen to it after that time. Namely websites ending up in the virtual limbo of Internet Time Machine sites and Google Cache but I wouldn't rely on those as a hosting solution.
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  3. EduGeek Conference 2010

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    CAM
    , 3rd June 2010 at 05:07 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    The EduGeek conference in Chorley went very well this year, with suppliers and school technical staff alike descending on the Woodlands Conference centre for another day of talks, raffles and free coffee and curries. There was much on the agenda with software such as the EduGeek Logon Tracker to the mind-blowing Mobotix cameras and a glimpse to the future from Microsoft's teams of anthropologists predicting what IT will be like in 2019.

    Please note that, while links to companies and ...

    Updated 3rd June 2010 at 05:11 PM by CAM (Seems Word turned off the spellchecker! Let me know what errors you see.)

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  4. Problems In Connecting a KONICA MINOLTA 7222 Photocopier To A Network

    by , 1st June 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by pak_guy View Post
    hello every one
    I want to connect my KONICA MINOLTA 7555 photocopier on a network. The situation is, i have four PC's that are networked through a 8 port switch. I connected my photocopier to one port of switch and i enabled DHCP on a photocopier. the switch automatically assign a IP address to a photocopier, the printout of photocopier TCP/ IP setting is

    TCP/IP Setup == ON
    Subnet mask ==
    ...
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  5. Becta : opportunities lost and opportunites gained

    by , 28th May 2010 at 12:53 AM (Grumbledook's stuff!)
    Taken from GrumbleDook Blogs

    As most people will have seen Becta will be cut as a cost saving measure by the Conservative – Lib Dem coalition government. There is no published timescale on this but a number of people have said they have been told it is by November 2010 (myself included).

    As with many others who have experienced working with Becta over the years I would like to thank the various staff there and others who have worked closely with them (and yes … that ...

    Updated 8th May 2012 at 12:24 PM by GrumbleDook

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  6. The Answer Is 1

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    CAM
    , 26th May 2010 at 01:39 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Back in the days of limited memory and general user-unfriendliness, cryptic error messsages were common place and understandable only by the computing elite. As time moved on, error messages became friendlier and geared towards the user by hiding the cryptic error codes and debug information. Microsoft even announced this as a key design concept of Windows 7 compared to earlier versions.

    However, some software manufacturers have other ideas, especially with SIMS (connection error ...

    Updated 15th July 2010 at 01:03 PM by CAM

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  7. Server Hard Drive Failure

    by , 25th May 2010 at 09:36 AM
    Had a hard drive failure on what is known as our Recovery Manager Server yesterday. This is a box which sits seperately from our main server room. The main file server has an agent installed which monitors various shares; every time a user hits save, a copy is written to the Recovery Manager Server. Users are then able to recover up to 10 previous versions of any file and folder held in their home area. Its a sort of an extension of Volume Shadow Copying and saves a lot of time and effort as ...
  8. Microsoft Data Protection Manager 2010 - First Impressions

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    zag
    , 20th May 2010 at 10:54 AM


    I've been itching to upgrade BackupExec 10d for a long time, but thought I would wait for DPM 2010 to be released. We use nearly all Microsoft technologies in school so it seems ideal to backup our File shares, Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL servers, hopefully even the Hyper-V stuff I've been playing with recently. DPM 2010 has now gone RTM on technet so I installed it today. First impressions are good, it looks just like ...

    Updated 20th May 2010 at 11:03 AM by zag (update on agents)

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  9. Microsoft ForeFront Client Security FAIL

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    zag
    , 19th May 2010 at 11:57 AM


    I've recently been looking into rolling out Microsoft anti-virus since everything else we use is microsoft. I took a look at security essentials and its pretty good but not licensed for schools and has no centralized management capability. Forefront security is their enterprise class anti virus but it seems a long way behind the consumer version. Installing it I got errors and it didn't work with SQL 2008 or Server ...

    Updated 20th May 2010 at 11:36 AM by zag

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  10. Ghosts in Solus when doing Spring 2010 upgrade

    by , 19th May 2010 at 09:27 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Sarconia View Post
    KB96140 for SQL Server 2008, it's effectively the same process, just that it looks different to 2005.
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