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    The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    The pupils are going to need to be able to configure the machines to do the task below.

    (b) Satpal frequently uses the same word-processing documents and wastes a lot of time, searching for each one before opening it. He would like his word-processing software configured so that the most recently used file list defaults to the seven most recently used files.

    For this change you must produce:
    • one screen print clearly showing the dialogue box before you make the change
    • one screen print clearly showing the dialogue box after you make the change.

    Do not add any further word-processed or handwritt en information to your screen prints.

    It is accessed on Tools, Option and gives this printscreen




    At the moment the Recently Used part is ‘greyed’ out for them so suggestions (clean and civil) gratefully received.

    I can't seem to find the setting in GPO which stops this. I do not have any Office adm templates in this GPO so it comes from the standard GPO settings.

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    Are you using read only/mandatory profiles or have the 'Don't save settings on Exit' GPO setting enabled?

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    If i'm honest i think both..........!

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    Are we back into roaming\mandatory profiles are bad territory guys?
    It's NT 4.0 stuff, get over it, you don't need .man anymore!

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    You can redirect the Appdata folder which may help you - I'm not sure though.

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this ta

    Why don't you log on machine one as a local user, make a teacher stand over them while they do the task one by one that machine. They can then save the screen shots to disk or USB and take them away. Then you don't:
    a. Get a headache
    b. Compromise your network security for the sake of one task
    c. Have to do any work other log a machine on!
    Just a thought! 8)

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this ta

    What type of network managment software are you using if any?

    I use Ranger and you can do a change to any application - get the registry entries from that change then dump it into the preshell or the app itself

    i have had to do similar tasks and found this works a doddle

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this ta

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    If i'm honest i think both..........!
    Right well then it wont work. Your pupils need to be able to write back to the user profile to save the information. Ric's suggestion of redirecting application data will help *however* there's a nasty bug that cause IE settings not to apply when you redirect that.

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    Why dont you use the office adm's to configure the settings?

    Works for me

    N.

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    Re: The pupils need to be able to configure PC to do this task

    We just grab a couple of machines in the office for repair (or we do keep one under the desk), do a quick ghost of XP, and let them loose on them as standalones for the lesson. When finished, we just re-image with a workstation build.

    Quick and nasty, but it works..

    Actually....slap me about the face. I could do it with a VM machine and VMware player..hmm..

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