+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Windows Thread, Alittle help to solve a "BIG" Problem! in Technical; Hey everyone, Long time no message!!! I could do with a little advice. I am trying to find a way ...
  1. #1
    jonpenn101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Hull, UK
    Posts
    18
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Alittle help to solve a "BIG" Problem!

    Hey everyone, Long time no message!!! I could do with a little advice. I am trying to find a way either with group policy or Some sort of registry hack to make sure if a user installs iTunes on thier laptop that the default place for the library is set somewhere other than My Music! We have tried to educate the users but it seems to go in one ear and out of the other. Also have noticed for those who i have manually changed the library destination that when they update iTunes it reverts to My Music???!??!!?!?!? Can anyone suggest anything because our file server is full of iTunes because we sync all of the My Documents folder for obvious reasons. HELP?

  2. #2

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    12,100
    Thank Post
    1,640
    Thanked 1,961 Times in 1,435 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    441
    remove itunes as it cannot be used commercially (which technically a school falls under).

  3. #3
    jonpenn101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Hull, UK
    Posts
    18
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    The laptops are used at home therefore they argue it's for personal use!

  4. #4
    dwhyte85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    1,219
    Thank Post
    159
    Thanked 147 Times in 132 Posts
    Rep Power
    103
    I thought iTunes made a big fuss about iTunes U or something, lectures, documents etc from iTunes for educational use? Effectively using iTunes as a delivery platform? Not sure whether it effects the installation being legal or not though

  5. #5

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    9,780
    Thank Post
    1,813
    Thanked 2,229 Times in 1,645 Posts
    Rep Power
    801
    If the school is providing a PC for personal use, then HMRC may choose to argue that it's a taxable benefit.

    We cannot install MSE on laptops for home use as they belong to a 'commercial organisation'; the same rules apply.

  6. #6

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,892
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,935 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    remove itunes as it cannot be used commercially (which technically a school falls under).
    Interesting, as iPhones need iTunes to do any transfer stuff, and they're sold to businesses. Apple even have a page discussing itunes use in business... (http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/integration/ see the bit at the bottom).

    However, in this situation it is a case of work computers being abused with personal stuff. I think this is more a case of staff training than something that can be fixed by GPO - I've not come across any way of forcing settings on software that is installed off network for example. If you could change it post install via GPO then you'd still end up with the music in My Music and the user would then not be able to access it in itunes at it wouldn't have copied it over to the new location...

  7. #7
    jonpenn101's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Hull, UK
    Posts
    18
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    As i thought "localzuk" nice to have someone back up my thoughts will go back to the powers that be and advise again.

  8. #8

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    9,780
    Thank Post
    1,813
    Thanked 2,229 Times in 1,645 Posts
    Rep Power
    801
    Actually, I am less concerned by the installation of iTunes than by the possible copyright issues with the music which will presumably be replicated onto the school's server. I know of many schools using iPods, one local one in partnership with Apple.

    I have a bigger problem with the "it's for personal use, I can do what I want "attitude, because they can't (do what they want I mean)

  9. #9

    nephilim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Dunstable
    Posts
    12,100
    Thank Post
    1,640
    Thanked 1,961 Times in 1,435 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    441
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Interesting, as iPhones need iTunes to do any transfer stuff, and they're sold to businesses. Apple even have a page discussing itunes use in business... (Apple - iPhone in Business - Integration see the bit at the bottom).
    A school is not a business, however I agree about the GPO policy.

    We got a reprimand in our place because iTunes was not for use commercially (FAST came in not long ago, and that was the only thing they pulled up on)

  10. #10
    dwhyte85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    1,219
    Thank Post
    159
    Thanked 147 Times in 132 Posts
    Rep Power
    103
    @nephilim, what would you call an academy based on the setup they have

  11. #11

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,892
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,935 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839
    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    A school is not a business, however I agree about the GPO policy.

    We got a reprimand in our place because iTunes was not for use commercially (FAST came in not long ago, and that was the only thing they pulled up on)
    FAST are known to get things wrong. Apple specifically market their products to education - ipods, ipads, iphones all require iTunes. I received a marketting email from them not too long ago advertising iPads for education!

    http://www.apple.com/education/ipodtouch-iphone/ - They also mention iTunes on there, for example...
    Last edited by localzuk; 7th February 2011 at 03:19 PM.

  12. #12


    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    51.403651, -0.515458
    Posts
    9,080
    Thank Post
    232
    Thanked 2,724 Times in 2,009 Posts
    Rep Power
    798
    What sort of things do they use iTunes for? Would Foobar2000 with the iPod Manager plugin suffice?

  13. #13

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    17,892
    Thank Post
    518
    Thanked 2,494 Times in 1,935 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    839
    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    What sort of things do they use iTunes for? Would Foobar2000 with the iPod Manager plugin suffice?
    Downloading Apps, if not using 3g or wireless for example. Backing up things on your phone. Its not just about music any more.

    Not to mention, for iPod Manager to work with an iPhone, the phone still has to be set up with itunes as per iPod Manager's release notes. And the fact that it needs access to one of the dll files installed by iTunes (iphonecalc.dll), etc...

  14. #14
    alexsanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    London
    Posts
    117
    Thank Post
    21
    Thanked 23 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    Surely they're contravening the terms of use by installing unauthorised software? If you didn't install it you can't support it - thats the view I take. Doesn't solve your immediate problem though... You could just exclude the My Music folder from synchronisation (if thats how its getting onto your server, or redirect My Documents and configure synchronisation seperately if not done already). Or make it read-only to all but Domain Admins - perhaps a bit draconian, but if they want a computer to manage their idevices, let them buy one. The school provides laptops so they can perform essential tasks for the school, surely? Not so they can have their latest downloads ready to listen to in the gym!

  15. #15
    DAZZD88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
    Posts
    788
    Thank Post
    163
    Thanked 77 Times in 66 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    You could always configure them a local logon, which then means their crud isn't sync'd onto the server.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. "BIG" Breakfast!
    By Rawns in forum General Chat
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 10th January 2011, 03:49 PM
  2. Problems when downloading "big" files
    By Arcath in forum Internet Related/Filtering/Firewall
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30th October 2009, 06:24 PM
  3. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11th September 2009, 09:01 AM
  4. "Big Brother" strikes again
    By stephenleak in forum General Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 18th June 2007, 08:19 AM
  5. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 28th September 2006, 07:06 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •