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    Re: Bootcamp enviroment in school

    The update to the beta has now been made public and can be found here and I would advise all people to update (there are updated drivers for those that have issues with some things, including built-in mic and iSight)

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    Re: Bootcamp enviroment in school

    Hey they have fixed the headphone problem whereby it used to come out of the speakers and headphones at the same time.


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    Re: Bootcamp enviroment in school

    And the issue where the iSight would be recognised as an imaging device but could not be used (and used to crash the machine in some cases until you had installed a seperate webcam)

    The Built-in Mic works now (huzzah ... narration on Powerpointless again) and speed of burning discs is more steady without having to resort to 3rd party apps.

    There will be several more updates over the next 6 months and work will go into guides for XP client integration into OpenDirectory environments as well as improved guides on deployment of machines with both OS X and XP on.

    Thins still needed to be worked on is improving the partition wizard to give users the chance to create a seperate transfer partition that can be left Fat16, or maybe for someone to buyout MediaFour so we can use MacDrive :-)

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    Re: Bootcamp enviroment in school

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    @Roberto: mind if I rack your brains too? I have a few ideas about home areas that are slightly different to yours and want to check you haven't already tried them and scrapped them.
    ask/pick away!

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    Re: Bootcamp enviroment in school

    I want to keep the standard folders redirected to the AD specified SMB shared home area. However, I would like to keep ~/Library on a network volume. This is in addition to your directions on creating default profiles for users ... this means I can control most of the plug-ins and a few other functions too.

    One idea (based on what I had to do for 10.2) is to create a standard login hook to replace ~/Library with a softlink to another location. Again, this was using Mike Bombich's stuff originally, but I am happy doing this directly now.

    I was also considering similar for ~/Music so that all users would have access to some royalty-free music in iTunes that could be used with other iApps, but I am unsure and unhappy about centralising this. The promised iTunes University does not seemed to have appeared in the UK and even this would not be quite what we need ...

    A little off track perhaps on this from the OP, and I'll ask for a thread split.

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    Re: Bootcamp enviroment in school

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    I want to keep the standard folders redirected to the AD specified SMB shared home area. However, I would like to keep ~/Library on a network volume. This is in addition to your directions on creating default profiles for users ... this means I can control most of the plug-ins and a few other functions too.

    One idea (based on what I had to do for 10.2) is to create a standard login hook to replace ~/Library with a softlink to another location. Again, this was using Mike Bombich's stuff originally, but I am happy doing this directly now.
    Are you using an Apple Server? I think you are yes? This is certainly do-able to the point where Apple have added specific settings to the workstation admin tool in server to set this up (look under 'sharing' IIRC). I assume it's just creating a symbolic link to a afp mountpoint on the server at this time.

    I was also considering similar for ~/Music so that all users would have access to some royalty-free music in iTunes that could be used with other iApps, but I am unsure and unhappy about centralising this. The promised iTunes University does not seemed to have appeared in the UK and even this would not be quite what we need ...

    A little off track perhaps on this from the OP, and I'll ask for a thread split.
    Not a bad idea. This could work quite nicely I would have thought. I'd want to test it a lot to be sure, and one thing that springs to mind is - are you happy for your mac workstations to be unavailable or at least unpredictable if their home server is offline for any reason.

    That's the immediate downside that I can see to this way of doing things, and it could be a big problem or it could be no problem at all.

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