Windows 7 Thread, Windows7..What do you think? in Technical; I've been running it on a full inst sinse the Pre-BETA Release... and then when the public BETA came out ...
25th January 2009, 11:29 PM #61
I've been running it on a full inst sinse the Pre-BETA Release... and then when the public BETA came out i installed it on my laptop aswell
26th January 2009, 09:59 AM #62
Running it full time on iMac, not had any issues with it so far except for one, I can't browse a Mac server for some reason! if I put the share after the server, it goes to the share absolutely fine, but it won't list the shares! very strange
Other than that, very fast and responsive
26th January 2009, 06:38 PM #63
Originally Posted by Gibbo
Well exactly - that falls nicely under the technical description of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" As long as there remains a decent amount of interoperability and backward compatibility we'll be all good.
28th January 2009, 11:38 AM #64
Downloaded it and installed it in past 24hrs. Thought it would be different menu etc but its not, just trying to iron out a few things atm.
28th January 2009, 11:49 AM #65
I've now got it set up as my windows admin station. So far, only our Microboards GX2 cd duplicator doesn't work, Wasp Asset management software can't interface with PDAs (active sync isn't used any more and wasp requires it), VNC enterprise manager requires itself to be run in vista compatibility mode (but runs 100% fine when it is), and the windows 2003 server r2 admin pack doesn't install.
My VOIP software (qutecom), ABTutor control, Office 2007, VMWare Infrastructure Client all work fine.
28th January 2009, 12:15 PM #66
Your not actually trying to manage your live network using Windows 7 are you?!?!
Thats very risky in beta 1 stage. Maybe a RC but its hard to tell all the changes and mmc things that break due to it.
28th January 2009, 12:36 PM #67
You need the 2008 RSAT kit, There's a thread about it in the windows 7 area.
windows 2003 server r2 admin pack doesn't install.
28th January 2009, 01:06 PM #68
Only using the old tools... I'd not be trying the management tools that come with Windows 7 etc...
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
And then, the only management I actually regularly do is adding pupils. Everything else I do via TS.
And as said, as the MMC tools don't work at all, I will be doing it via TS.
Also, I doubt MS are going to be making a massive amount of changes betwen now and release - maybe one RC if we're lucky.
28th January 2009, 01:08 PM #69
Installed it here on my main work PC. Exluded it from all the GPOs of course.
29th January 2009, 11:21 AM #70
I think I've fallen in love with Windows 7 over "bitlocker to go" alone.
For those unaware of what bitlocker is, it's basically a method to encrypt drives. It was in Vista, but it was limited to hard drives only. "Bitlocker to go" is an extension of this that allows it to be applied to USB devices.
Via group policy administrators can set it so that any new USB device connected is read only by default. They can not be written to without the user turning on bitlocker and setting a password. Once that's done they can use it like any normal device. Plugging the key into any PC post XP SP3 brings up a password entry form. No password, no joy.
I've only briefly played with it and I'm really impressed. Being able to encrypt staff data keys natively without spending a ton on some other software is really useful.
29th January 2009, 11:54 AM #71
Until they forget the password. Is there any way to set an administrator over-ride??
29th January 2009, 12:03 PM #72
~Goes to plug into linux~
I'm waiting for someone to hack it, note it's not hardware encryption. So your I\O performance will take a hit.
29th January 2009, 12:12 PM #73
Yeah, Domain Administrators get access to the password reset key by default.
Originally Posted by actech
Yeah, unlikely it works with linux. I'm not sure about Mac support either.
~Goes to plug into linux~
29th January 2009, 12:28 PM #74
Mmm, really got to pull finger out and have a look at win7 me thinks!
30th January 2009, 11:56 AM #75
- Rep Power
Originally Posted by DrCheese
This is an interesting feature deffinitely, i currently use truecrypt to encrypt usb pens but if the staff member needs to use their pen drive in the ict suite or on the network at all they cant because of the limited privaliges they get and such cannot install the driver or mount the usb pen into windows.
This would cut out a lot of ballache if the encryption technology is good enough and secure enough for what we need.
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