RobFuller (9th February 2010)
AQA Online Exams. Although that said It went so desasterously last time Science attempted to do them that I very much doubt the server will ever get switched on again.
I refuse to delete the VM because that'd mean rebuilding the bloody thing if someone decided to terrorise their students with them again. I've made the mistake of deleting the VM 3 times now - grrrr.
RobFuller (9th February 2010)
wtf still dont work on vista / 7 (though i now use it on virtual pc so 1 file to install lol) requires a local sql 2000 instance its overkill and means unless you are clever renaming a pc/putting it on a base image dosent work though i have gotten round that
individual practice software seems to keep destroying pupil records atm as well 1 year at a time only way to make it so staff acn edit allowed tasks is to delete config file and recreate all students
old versions of digiblue
lego mindstorms wont deploy drivers to an sp3 pc (though a 2 simple msi exists that works usually) and the program 1/2 deploys via msi needs more files xcopying to its install dir
oh and sims for not updating when it should causing me to spend 1/2 a day running rund classrooms updating it manually when its supposed to be automatic and staff have approriate permissions to update it
Last edited by sted; 9th February 2010 at 01:09 PM.
Doesn't work properly without each student manually changing flash security
Rediculously heavy and slow to administer, build round a bunch of XML files that need a scheduled task to delete the lock files every night or it doesn't work at all!
Oh and Office 2007
Too heavy and what the @#%& is the Macro menu doing under "view"
Note the introduction of the "mad smilie irritation quantitification" scale above
can i include members of staff there software is always going wrong.. in there head.
ANY old Sherston primary software...
Firstly the instructions for CC3: a blind monkey with no hands on a typewriter would have more chance of producing instructions that would even vaguely work and would probably be more receptive when you try to send them instructions that actually work. Secondly the actual process is ridiculous: click button A, click button B, enter enough licence details until you are dreaming about the establishment code, order number and subject keys in the dead of night while in a cold sweat, then do the secret dance of worship to the Sun God Ra while sacrificing a lamb from the slopes of the exactly right mountain from the Nepal. Then, just then, it might work (but actually more likely to give out the 'invalid licence' error!)
Yes I hate it.
Any software that requires admin privledges on the client and/or doesnt come with an installer package, also any software written by testing centres (not seen a good one yet).
BenABF (14th October 2010)
Adobe Premiere Elements 2.0
Shows an invalid registration error on startup after using sysprep. Switched to installing via gpo after a clone using the included MSI which now means that although it works, it now asks all students to register the software each time, everytime, and regularly corrupts student's project files - they get a message about not being able to open Premiere Pro files in Elements which I believe is a load of cack.
Oh, and we occasionly get students where once they open the program, it closes itself back down again.
+1 for Edexcel Promissor - complete waste of time. Mine is installed on an old P4 tower, thing is I would like to stick it into a VM, but everytime I've ever attempted to do this, I get all sorts of error messages. I even tried following the original instructions, but it seems to be clinging on to the original PC.
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