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    Steve21 presents: EduRemote

    Hey,

    Just a little program I've been playing with.

    Started off due to students constantly leaving computers locked (and fast-switch is disabled by default), so only easy way to log people off was by force shutdowns. Obviously not good :P

    Thus EduRemote was born!

    Allows easy logoff (which works even if computer locked), shutdown, and reboot of networked computers.

    Tried and tested on wired/wireless, and Win 7.

    (Note, Changed a few things from the original copy I made so I may have broken something As I can't test it at home really, so if anyone notices anything major broke shout please!)

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    http://eduapps.edutechhosting.co.uk/...click.php?id=2

    Latest Version
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    Steve

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    Looks good, nice work Steve It's such an annoyance having to force a shutdown when a user leaves win 7 client locked.

    I have a problem though. Trying to run the application from a Windows XP Pro and I get the error message attached. Runs fine from Window 7 enterprise.
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    Does the XP computer have the .NET Framework v2.0.50727 installed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Does the XP computer have the .NET Framework v2.0.50727 installed?
    Nope, it doesnt, However the windows 7 enterprise doesnt either. Why does that work then

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    Going out on a limb here....why not just disable locking for students?

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    That's why EduRemote doesn't work on XP then.

    The reason Windows 7 is fine is because the .NET Framework (v2.0 SP2, v3.0 SP2 and v3.5 SP1) are already installed by default.

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    Aye as mentioned win7 has the framework built into the OS.

    And lock is useful! Don't expect/trust students to not play with unattended machines

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by qcomer View Post
    Going out on a limb here....why not just disable locking for students?
    At times a student needs to lock the computer Maybe they are quickly going to the toilet, or collecting a print out. We all know how kids like to be mischevious. It only takes stepping away from a computer for 30 seconds and you could have someone doing all sorts of nasty things!


    Arthur, thank you. I didnt realise that^^
    Steve, love this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem View Post
    At times a student needs to lock the computer Maybe they are quickly going to the toilet, or collecting a print out. We all know how kids like to be mischevious. It only takes stepping away from a computer for 30 seconds and you could have someone doing all sorts of nasty things!


    Arthur, thank you. I didnt realise that^^
    Steve, love this!
    That sounds like a classroom management issue rather than an IT issue to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Aye as mentioned win7 has the framework built into the OS.

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    So should EduRemote work on Windows XP that has the latest .NET Framework installed?

    I'm attempting to run it on Windows 7 with Windows XP Professional SP3 (with .NET 3.5 SP1) as the remote machine.
    All I get is "Error: The computer is offline, or the name doesnt exist". I am able to connect to the remote machine with VNC and remote desktop, however.

    Maybe it doesnt work on XP at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockem613 View Post
    So should EduRemote work on Windows XP that has the latest .NET Framework installed?

    I'm attempting to run it on Windows 7 with Windows XP Professional SP3 (with .NET 3.5 SP1) as the remote machine.
    All I get is "Error: The computer is offline, or the name doesnt exist". I am able to connect to the remote machine with VNC and remote desktop, however.

    Maybe it doesnt work on XP at all?
    It works with XP I use it often :P

    If you're getting that error, it's just my debug version of the original error:

    The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800706BA)
    Suggesting one of four things:

    a) Firewall is blocking the WMI calls
    b) Hostname is wrong, or computer shutdown.
    c) TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service isn't running
    d) Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service isn't running
    e) Windows Management Instrumentation isn't running

    It's 99% one of those 5 things :P As mentioned on the site, The computer has to be accepting WMI calls (aka the above running), or it won't work.

    Suggest you check if those are active on the XP machine. If they are, and you get same problem will look into it a bit more

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    Suggesting one of four things:

    a) Firewall is blocking the WMI calls
    b) Hostname is wrong, or computer shutdown.
    c) TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service isn't running
    d) Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service isn't running
    e) Windows Management Instrumentation isn't running

    It's 99% one of those 5 things :P As mentioned on the site, The computer has to be accepting WMI calls (aka the above running), or it won't work.

    Suggest you check if those are active on the XP machine. If they are, and you get same problem will look into it a bit more

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    Sorry, I'm new to these things, so my problems usually end up being foolish mistakes.

    I opened the port in the firewall, and now I get this error:
    "Error Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))"

    I checked the other 4 on the list and they're all fine.

    Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockem613 View Post
    Sorry, I'm new to these things, so my problems usually end up being foolish mistakes.

    I opened the port in the firewall, and now I get this error:
    "Error Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))"

    I checked the other 4 on the list and they're all fine.

    Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
    That's not an error from my program, it's your computer as such.

    Three options really:

    a) Your account isn't admin on both computers (Needs admin access)
    b) You're not running it as UAC-elevated if it's enabled
    c) Your DCOM settings aren't setup. If you're not admin, you need to enable remote access. (or use "netsh firewall set service RemoteAdmin enable" on remote computer)

    But the majority of this shouldn't need editting, If you're admin on both, and have access to WMI in the first place?

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    That's not an error from my program, it's your computer as such.

    Three options really:

    a) Your account isn't admin on both computers (Needs admin access)
    b) You're not running it as UAC-elevated if it's enabled
    c) Your DCOM settings aren't setup. If you're not admin, you need to enable remote access. (or use "netsh firewall set service RemoteAdmin enable" on remote computer)

    But the majority of this shouldn't need editting, If you're admin on both, and have access to WMI in the first place?

    Steve
    I double checked all of those things and they're all fine.

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    I think I asked this somewhere before (Can’t really remember if I did and certainly don’t remember the answer)
    How hard/is it possible? Would it be to make this an app for iPhone’s etc.? Personally I think it would be really good if you could use this from your phone because I usually end up in the situation where a student cant log on because someone has left the computer locked, and I’m nowhere close to using a computer of my own to load this application.
    Most people always carry their phone around, so if you could use this from your phone it would be really awesome and handy.

    I really have no idea if this is possible or how much work it would involve though



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