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MIS Systems Thread, SIMS and Windows 7 in Technical; XP Mode will only work on computers which have hardware virtualization on their processors. None of ours do here, including ...
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    XP Mode will only work on computers which have hardware virtualization on their processors. None of ours do here, including our newest with Core2Duo E7400 ones.

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    well we want to push it out to the live environment as we have had a few select machines dual booting. Dont get me wrong, we have installed SIMS and it works fine, but I mean 9-12 months to just support it is a bit stupid! and we intend on pushing out Windows 7 across the school for christmas. (not my choice, but the headteachers/governors!)

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    Turn on VT in the bios

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    Hope you have WSUS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    XP Mode will only work on computers which have hardware virtualization on their processors. None of ours do here, including our newest with Core2Duo E7400 ones.

    Hmm.. I was under the impression that the E7400's did support IVT!


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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
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    Turn on VT in the bios

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    Hope you have WSUS
    I know you have to for processors that support it, these don't support it at all.

    Oh man WSUS, caused nothing but problems here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    I know you have to for processors that support it, these don't support it at all.

    Oh man WSUS, caused nothing but problems here.
    Sucks if it doesn't support VT.

    Really? How the hell do you intend to keep them up-to-date? Are you going to become deeply regiously?

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    do have WSUS but it has caused havok in the past....

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Sucks if it doesn't support VT.

    Really? How the hell do you intend to keep them up-to-date? Are you going to become deeply regiously?
    To be honest right now we don't really. Don't suffer any issues.

    When WSUS was running it rolled out a patch that stopped them all logging in and it was one of those which didn't have the 'remove' option. Had to uninstall it from 500 computers by hand.

    Also slowed the network down quite a bit too.

    Will probably take another look nearer October and when we have Server 2008.

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    When WSUS was running it rolled out a patch that stopped them all logging in and it was one of those which didn't have the 'remove' option. Had to uninstall it from 500 computers by hand
    Did you not split the clients into groups and try it on say 30 for a few days, I always try to avoid rolling out a patch to all clients at once for exactly that reason.

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    Judging by the post you quoted, no.

    Welcome to the ministry of stating the bleedin' obvious

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    Well he could of had 3000 clients and 500 as a rather large test group

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    Yeh, er, we have 50,000 computers here and I run the test on 10%....honest.

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    Cool Running SIMS.Net on Win 7

    We are running 5 workstations using Windows 7 RC on the network all with SIMS.Net installed. Standard install just need to copy the Connect.ini over. Works without any problems. Windows 7 RC also works fine on Windows 2003 network, all programs that were previously installed on XP and Vista work fine. When running XP mode need to ensure workstations have Dual core capable of enabling virtual performance in Bios. Just sits inside Windows 7 as another OS and needs to be kept updated.
    Best option is just to dual boot with your main OS, easiest way to gain experience and knowledge on a new OS that is due for release in a few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    Yeh, er, we have 50,000 computers here and I run the test on 10%....honest.
    Sounds like Microsoft HQ



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