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    Training for sysadmins?

    Has anyone here had any training for administering Vista? Does anyone have any recommendations?

    I'm asking because I've barely touched it yet. My few attempts at joining Vista machines to the school's domain haven't been entirely satisfactory.

    I feel thet a decent training course might be the answer, or otherwise it's just another uphill learning curve I really don't have time for. I'm not looking forward to this!

    Are the new MCPs for Vista (or whatever the equivalent of MCP is now) any good?

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    The key notes I have on Vista is make a complet set of new GPOs just for Vista Machines as its much easier controling Vista with Vista GPOs. When you join the first one to the domian ensure it doens't take any of your current GPOs at all and start from scratch again for them, this makes it a whole lot easier. Appart from that its just like XP really.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    prob best to have a look at 70-620 ms exam. will be the equilivent of the xp 270.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    Thanks to you both. Sounds like good advice.

    I was hoping to put this off for a year, but have been dropped in it by staff buying laptops with Vista Home Premium on, which I'll need to upgrade before I can do anything.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked
    Thanks to you both. Sounds like good advice.

    I was hoping to put this off for a year, but have been dropped in it by staff buying laptops with Vista Home Premium on, which I'll need to upgrade before I can do anything.
    Format c:\, install XP

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    I AGREE, use xp wherever you can, i have found some tablet laptops, only come with visturd installed, its just total rubbish. you cannot always get the drivers for xp on some laptops, so beware, or alternatively order them from ergo computing, who still ship with xp, but you get a vista key, should the ever sort out this mess of an operating system, and somebody actually finds someone who wants to/can use it.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    staff buying laptops with Vista Home Premium on
    wtf??? of was that posted about earlier regarding staff buying their own laptops.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    One thing I have found out is that a windows xp profile is not compatible with vista

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    wtf??? of was that posted about earlier regarding staff buying their own laptops.
    It was a long thread on FFS a couple of weeks ago. It's still running. I don't want to go there again!

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    Quote Originally Posted by uk101man
    One thing I have found out is that a windows xp profile is not compatible with vista
    I found that out. Vista creates a new roaming profile ending in .V2. I don't know how to handle that yet. There'll be more of these gotchas, I expect. It's little things like this will catch you out, and take loads of time to sort out.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    Quote Originally Posted by OverWorked

    I found that out. Vista creates a new roaming profile ending in .V2. I don't know how to handle that yet. There'll be more of these gotchas, I expect. It's little things like this will catch you out, and take loads of time to sort out.
    At the moment My desktop runs Vista with its .V2 profile and my laptop which runs XP pro has it own profile. I then use folder redirection for the desktop and MY doc's. I didn't try redirection for the application data.

    Also the Sync Center was another annoying thing to turn off. I had turned off offline files but the sync center still wanted to sync files so with no way of turning the sync center off using GP I had to do it manually.

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    Re: Training for sysadmins?

    Maybe we should have a thread for "This is how you done things XP, but this is the way it is done in Vista" or "Why you shouldn't move to vista" ;-)

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