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    number lock

    I've been asked if I can set number lock on the keyboard to be on by default, yes I know it's only the matter of pressing a key, but I've been asked.
    I've got a script that works, but don't want to run it as a user's start up script because I only want it to work on the suite keyboards not laptops. Is this where a loopback policy comes into play or should I simply put it as a startup script on the gp of the individual machines? If I put it on the local machine will it slow down logon or muck up the gp from the server?

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    Don't most Bios allow you to set num lock on or off?

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    Yes most Bioses (if there's such a word) allow you to achieve this

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    It's on on bios and when machine boots but turns off when user logs on.

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    Google gave me this link... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joedetic View Post
    Google gave me this link... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314879
    I'd go with this using a seperate GPO and OU for the computer suite you want to apply the num lock to.

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    That's where my script is from!
    It has to be a login script rather than startup script as it is set per user, but I don't want it to run when a user logs onto a laptop, the gpo is set per user which is why I thought I may have to use loopback to make sure it only applies to the suite computers, I haven't used loopback before so am not really sure how to do it!
    If I put the script into allusers/program/startup on each machine it works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    That's where my script is from!
    It has to be a login script rather than startup script as it is set per user, but I don't want it to run when a user logs onto a laptop, the gpo is set per user which is why I thought I may have to use loopback to make sure it only applies to the suite computers, I haven't used loopback before so am not really sure how to do it!
    If I put the script into allusers/program/startup on each machine it works.
    If that works use this script here http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/Copy_Files to copy the script to the sartup folder.

    Does that make sense?

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    Thanks! I'll use that.
    Just looked at previous posts on loopback gone off the idea, not enough time at the minute to muck anything up.

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    Loopback doesn’t always work and sometimes can lockdown random things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    Loopback doesn’t always work and sometimes can lockdown random things.
    when is loopback used and under what circumstances would you consider using loopback ?

    Any wiki's on loop back ?

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    There is no Wiki as yet, something possibly soon though.

    You might want to use loopback if you want user settings to apply to the computers. For example computer room A has a different Internet explorer home page than the rest of the school. That particular setting is set in the user configuration. So if you would like the user configuration to apply to the computer enable loopback.

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