Windows Thread, number lock in Technical; I've been asked if I can set number lock on the keyboard to be on by default, yes I know ...
30th January 2008, 08:57 PM #1
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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30th January 2008, 08:59 PM #2
Don't most Bios allow you to set num lock on or off?
30th January 2008, 09:08 PM #3
Yes most Bioses (if there's such a word) allow you to achieve this
30th January 2008, 09:17 PM #4
It's on on bios and when machine boots but turns off when user logs on.
30th January 2008, 09:41 PM #5
30th January 2008, 10:43 PM #6
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I'd go with this using a seperate GPO and OU for the computer suite you want to apply the num lock to.
Originally Posted by Joedetic
30th January 2008, 11:10 PM #7
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.
30th January 2008, 11:14 PM #8
If that works use this script here http://www.edugeek.net/wiki/index.php/Copy_Files to copy the script to the sartup folder.
Originally Posted by chrbb
Does that make sense?
Thanks to FN-GM from:
chrbb (30th January 2008)
30th January 2008, 11:26 PM #9
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.
31st January 2008, 01:02 AM #10
Loopback doesn’t always work and sometimes can lockdown random things.
31st January 2008, 09:25 AM #11
when is loopback used and under what circumstances would you consider using loopback ?
Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
Any wiki's on loop back ?
31st January 2008, 11:32 PM #12
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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