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  1. ICT Tips - WinXP & Office2003 round-up

    by , 16th January 2013 at 03:18 PM
    Well that didn't take long. Someone's asked for the XP & 2003 tips before I'd even gotten into work this morning, so here you go: XP2003.zip

    Included in this little zip file are:
    • Locking Your Computer
    • Changing Your Password
    • Zooming
    • Changing Keyboard Layout
    • Internet Explorer Tabs
    • Resizing Pictures in Office (for smaller file sizes)
    • Folders in Outlook


    As before, feel free to steal, remix, adapt & share, so long as you don't start profiteering ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 12:04 PM by sonofsanta

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  2. ICT Tips - an introduction & first of many free resources

    by , 15th January 2013 at 02:37 PM
    For the past couple of years, barring a hiatus when I was too damned busy getting 2008R2 set up on a Hyper-V cluster with System Center, I've been writing up brief weekly tips and emailing them round to all our staff. Less than a page of A4 (usually), pointing out one small but useful tip for using a computer. It's a friendly way of reminding people we're here and slowly training staff without them realising I'm on a secret campaign to make them all more IT-literate.

    It suddenly struck ...

    Updated 6th February 2013 at 12:04 PM by sonofsanta (link to XP/2003 tips)

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    ICT Tips
  3. SCCM 2007 Native Mode - fun with certificates

    by , 5th July 2012 at 04:11 PM
    This is going to be a quick one while it is fresh in my mind because if I don't write this down straight away it will never get written down (see: the rest of the virtualization posts. Or rather, don't see them, because I stopped writing them when I got too busy getting on with it).

    Pretty much every guide I see on SCCM2007, including windows-noob.com and @TheScarfedOne's excellent missives here, say to install in mixed mode. Pfft, says I, how boring and ...

    Updated 16th July 2012 at 01:39 PM by sonofsanta

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  4. Learnt the Hard Way: How to Forcibly Remove Messages in Exchange

    by , 5th March 2012 at 03:42 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 ...
  5. Virtual Insanity: Part Two - Opening Windows

    by , 24th January 2012 at 03:57 PM
    Hello again! This is the continuing travel log of my attempts to build a new virtual infrastructure, so if you've not read part one, this might seem very specific and strange. I'm not claiming to write The Guide here, I'm just jotting down my experiences as I go in the hopes it helps someone (and possibly future me if I go through this again. Hello future me! How're the flying cars?)

    I'm still optimistically cross-posting this to my actual blog as well in the hopes that I actually ...
  6. Systems Center: The Lie of Integration

    by , 16th January 2012 at 11:45 AM
    This is entirely a rant, and only tangentially instructional. It is related to the virtualization malarkey Iím doing at the moment, but wonít actually help anyone set up a similar infrastructure. It might save someone a bit of brain-ache in the future, but mostly, Iím just annoyed.

    To recap briefly: I want shiny new virtual servers in a high-availability cluster, and to do that, I have 2 beefy DL380 G7s and a single DL160 G6 to act as a physical DC and administer the VMs. Thereís ...

    Updated 16th January 2012 at 11:52 AM by sonofsanta

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  7. Virtual Insanity: Part One - Lets Get Physical

    by , 12th January 2012 at 04:17 PM
    This is the start of a lot of writing, because if I put it down in words, it'll make me believe that I'm in control and I know what I'm doing. I promise you, I'm not and I don't. Most of this will be disjointed sentences adapted from my hasty notes and vague memories, but some of it might prove useful, or at least entertaining. I'm writing it mostly because I enjoy writing and I need to practice more, and I'm cross-posting to my actual blog because I really should put some content there.
    ...

    Updated 24th January 2012 at 01:41 PM by sonofsanta (Tweak of title)

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    Virtualization
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