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  1. Windows Movie Maker (the non-Live) version on Windows 7

    by , 21st February 2011 at 01:23 AM
    OK, I know the "old" XP version of Movie Maker wasnt the best - but as far as quick (ish), easy, and user friendly and FREE movie editting goes - it ticked the boxes. It also follows all the rules for Group Policy etc with no irritations unlike some commercial offerings.

    Problem, Microsoft upset the EU Anti Trust bods, so no longer is it in newer versions. Ok, no biggy - lets use the new "Live" version. Er... no - its full of "Live" links and upload and ...
  2. Sharepoint Document Library - RANT - Part 2

    by , 18th February 2011 at 01:37 PM
    Because when you want to have a real rant - one post isnt enough (or you go on too much!), here is part 2 of my (Bil's) rant about Sharepoint Document Libraries...

    Lather, Rinse, Repeat

    If you do live in the world where you are interested in versioning is important then go over the draft/publish model with your users. Draft versions have two attributes. First they’re minor versions (0.1, 12.3, 8,348,23.58,328). They’re incremented each time you check a draft
  3. Sharepoint Document Library - RANT! - Part 1

    by , 18th February 2011 at 01:35 PM
    Firstly - a little disclaimer. I am not the original author of this post, but I agree with the sentiment of it. Its all to easy to think that the Document Libraries are File Shares and treat them as such - particularly if you let your users use the Explorer View (grrrr!) Anyway - the honour of the original poster is the Sharepoint Legend that is Bil Simser. Google is your friend....

    I thought I would capture a few ideas around document libraries and share with the rest of
  4. Windows 7 Bitlocker Pins

    by , 10th February 2011 at 08:10 PM
    So, time to rack up my blog writing a bit more! As you may have read, we have deployed (well still deploying) Windows 7 with Bitlocker as the encryption for all our Staff Laptops. We are using Toshiba Tecra A10s by the way.

    While we were testing, we came across some things that were a real pain. The first being that unless you are a local admin, you cannot change the Bitlocker pin. Problem - big problem. Under XP, we did used to have Staff as local admins - but used GPs and Software ...
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  5. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 3

    by , 8th February 2011 at 01:36 PM
    Hello again everyone! Here is ther final part of my wee guide on getting SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker all done together...! Sorry its taken a bit longer to get this updated, been busy on another project which I will blog about next

    6. Well - Part 5 from the last post really - explaining the "fancy stuff" that happens after the build and main software drop...

    The main thing going on here is the auto log in. This is needed to run a load of a load of first ...
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  6. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 2

    by , 28th January 2011 at 05:37 PM
    Hello again everyone! So, back again with Part 2 of my wee guide on getting SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker all done together...

    3. Make sure you clear and or activate the TPM on your device.
    Sounds simple doesnt it... if the TPM isnt active on your machine, or if it is previously owned - your build will fail! You have been warned - and my techies know that they have to pay into the "fails" pot for any dense mitstakes - this being one!!

    We have Toshiba ...
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  7. SCCM, Windows 7 and Bitlocker - Part 1

    by , 26th January 2011 at 08:43 PM
    Hello again everyone! Yep - Im still here, and after a little career break - back at it again. I spoke to quite a few people about Deploying Windows 7 (particularly including Bitlocker) on the EduGeek Stand at Bett (where I lurked with intent for most of the show)... so here is my complete guide to how it is done...

    1. Make sure you have got SCCM set up properly.
    Sounds simple doesnt it... well its often not quite as simple as it sounds. So, part one is going to deal mainly ...

    Updated 28th January 2011 at 05:24 PM by TheScarfedOne (Adding e)

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  8. Long blog - and heres the reason why!

    by , 12th August 2009 at 12:29 PM
    OK - so I took over the blog a bit recently, what with my Sharepoint ramblings followed by my "Live from..." series.

    Right... so whats been keeping me away from the blogging (no boos and hisses in the background thank you!!):

    1. Replacing a load of switches:
    Our core switches were all upgraded to Netgear GSM7212 - to provision our fibre. Next level out from this, we have just finished putting in GSM 7248/24 dependant on capacity. Why these? Well ...
  9. RIS on a Server 2008 Domain - GOTCHAs!!!

    by , 22nd July 2009 at 12:16 PM
    Ok... picture the scene...

    You have a nice existing RIS setup - which deals with all your machines quite nicely. If course - it has to run on Server 03. You then go and update your DCs to Server 2008.

    Problem - you notice that some of your image builds stop joining the domain. Cue pulling your hair out time! Have you changed anything in the images etc....

    No... the problem as I eventually found out is you Server 2008 DCs. So long as they are the only ...
  10. Live from Learning Gateway Conference: Session 7

    by , 15th July 2009 at 06:28 PM
    Sharepoint 2010

    Videos are available at

    Cross browser support
    No page refreshes
    Custom ribbon appears as in Office 2007 apps
    No page refreshes on updates of pages (eg moving to edit a page)
    Multiple checkin and check out
    In line popups for information editing (eg changing/rename files/folders)

    Updated 16th July 2009 at 11:48 AM by TheScarfedOne

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