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General Chat Thread, RM Neon Theme in General; I actually quite like the colour, don't have any personal experience with RM so can't comment. Though I have heard ...
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    I actually quite like the colour, don't have any personal experience with RM so can't comment. Though I have heard a lot of bad feedback from other IT Proffessionals about them which puts me off. I think EduGeek is great wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for this website and the community, learnt so much being on here. I appreciate all of the help and it's free so I don't care change the colour to bright orange text with a yellow background. I'd still come on this site, just gutted I couldn't meet @ZeroHour, @Dos-Box at Bett, as I wanted to thank them There's always next year!

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    I've got no problems with it, but now that I've discovered that I can replace it with purple, there's nothing better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bompalompalomp View Post
    I've got no problems with it, but now that I've discovered that I can replace it with purple, there's nothing better.
    jeez, what took so long!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Ones I have thrown up
    Attention: @nephilim is now vomiting scripts!

    I'd be so tempted to enter if it didn't have to be PowerShell. I've got a funky batch script (which does include some PS) running weekly that exports all form and set lists from SIMS and imports them as distribution groups in AD/Exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephelyon View Post
    I'd be so tempted to enter if it didn't have to be PowerShell.
    So long as you write a PowerShell script to call the script, I think you can enter it (seems like a stoopid rule to me but hey-ho):

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.edugeek.net/s/sponsors/483-rm-neon-scripting-challenge.html
    How do I enter?
    Create a script in Powershell 3.0 (or at least Powershell wrapped for wsh/vbs scripters) that fits into at least one of the categories above
    Zip the script using your EduGeek username as the file name (e.g. JoeBloggs.zip)
    Read the full terms at this page
    Create a new thread in RM Neon Scripting Challenge submission forum and attach your file along with a few details. Please include your real name, sex, age and region.

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    I was thinking...is this RMs way to get us to write their programs for them?

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    Did think about that, but worried it would be seen as "too blatant"... :P

    Also, it's set up to work with our OUs and the fact that we have one form per House, per year etc. So if the rules will allow for custom scripts on the understanding that they could be genericised to work in different environments, I guess that would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    I was thinking...is this RMs way to get us to write their programs for them?
    I thought the same.. Or at least give them a 'nudge' haha

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    Well the ones I posted up they can feel free to tweak as they're genericised so they can be used for any network really. I dont mind that, but I wont be posting up my more intricate and can't live without ones

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    Also, @RM-Neon haven't replied to my inbox message too them either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Also, @RM-Neon haven't replied to my inbox message too them either!
    Oi!
    No offering them bribes!

    I might inbox them and ask how the 'winners' are selected though. Random selection would be unfair given you can submit anything you like, so I'm guessing it's somebody (or somebodies) reviewing the code that's put up. But clarification would be nice

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    no it wasnt that, restrictions here have made it horrible to move/edit/alter our powershell files (a legacy setting we can't locate thanks to the old NM), so wanted to know if it was ok just posting the code

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    no it wasnt that, restrictions here have made it horrible to move/edit/alter our powershell files (a legacy setting we can't locate thanks to the old NM), so wanted to know if it was ok just posting the code
    Powershell scripts are just plain text documents, what's stopping you saving them as scripts as requested? If you can edit text documents, you can edit powershell scripts...

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    Because our previous NM locked down the PS1 extention so we can only create new ones. Otherwise they all show up as protected. We can't figure out how he did it so on our new server build we will be adding gpos in batches to see which set did this. Then narrow down from there.

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    Haven't replied to mine yet either :/

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