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    Lego Robotics

    I'm seeking advice on Lego Robotics. Today our year 6 had the Lego Robotics team in for a hands on demonstration of the kit. It looks great and the students really seem to get a lot out of it. However, trying to run the software and towers on networked computers doesn't seem to be straightforward.

    OK when logged on with admin settings but it fails to run with student permissions.

    Anyone care to share experience of how to get around this one please.

    Geoff - Wansdyke School Devizes

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Have you tried the usual giving Domain Users full control over the entire folder that Lego Robotics installs into? I know its a risk, but if you start at top level and work back down I find it quicker.

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    There's two versions of the software too I found. Make sure you are setting up the software they need. There is an educational one and a home one.

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Have you tried the usual giving Domain Users full control over the entire folder that Lego Robotics installs into?
    This is what we had to do when we installed the lego software, no problems after that.

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Like I said before that worked a treat - thanks for the advice.

    Following on, what do I need to do to stop the programme being the automatic first thing that pops up when any user logs on?

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Remove it from the Start Up Folder? or the Run folder in the registry which is HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Run

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Quote Originally Posted by john
    Remove it from the Start Up Folder? or the Run folder in the registry which is HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Run
    Thanks for that; the Regedit worked perfectly on all but one of the machines and that one even though it starts with the Lego programme loaded doesn't seem to have any reference to it in the HKLM...Run folder on the registry?

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Start - run - msconfig
    Should root it out if its hiding somewhere else.


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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Quote Originally Posted by _Bob_
    Start - run - msconfig
    Should root it out if its hiding somewhere else.

    Well ain't that a strange one. as I said all the other PC's had the line in the HKLM ... Run setting just as I was avised before. Running msconfig on this one it tells me that this is where it is on this one as well. However, when I navigate to the run command it's totally empty - got me baffled?

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    Re: Lego Robotics

    Use sysinternals autoruns. It makes it a little more obvious what's going on:

    http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html

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