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    Yesterday, 02:11 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    You can set up workflows using the System Image utility too but yes, DeployStudio is considerably more powerful. We were using it until we started...
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    Yesterday, 10:27 AM
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    30th July 2014, 07:32 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Looking for a new San in Hardware
    We have five Equalogic SANs of various ages on site. Performance is good, support has been fantastic when we've needed it and our next SAN will...
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    30th July 2014, 04:24 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    Sounds promising so far!
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    30th July 2014, 04:11 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    That's correct, yes. This is what the configuration for the data VLAN looks like for one of our HP switches: vlan 20 name "{VLAN Name}" ...
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    30th July 2014, 02:05 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    Oh and just for the record, I'm sure you realise this but it's worth mentioning just in case. To boot from a network image you either need to hold...
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    30th July 2014, 01:48 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Your Desk! in General Chat
    We're in an open plan office. I share with my five colleagues in Tech Support, two more in the Data department and about another ten or so from the...
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    30th July 2014, 01:44 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    Or you could connect the master Mac to the server Mac and take the image on that. That would eliminate that step. The only reason I don't do that is...
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    30th July 2014, 01:38 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    That's certainly the simplest way. You don't necessarily have to move it to the same VLAN as your lab but there would need to be an IP helper in your...
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    30th July 2014, 09:34 AM
    Norphy replied to a thread Scanning for USB printers in Windows 7
    Lansweeper It's the daddy. Or if you're using SCCM, that will inventory PCs and you'll be able to run a report.
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    30th July 2014, 08:35 AM
    Norphy replied to a thread [Joke] Would you rather in Jokes/Interweb Things
    Siberia. It's considerably easier to warm up when you're too cold than it is to cool down when you're too hot! WYR be well fed but have to eat one...
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    30th July 2014, 08:31 AM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    The native Microsoft SCCM client for the Mac is extremely limited. It can't do OSD. There is one from Parallels which can but it is expensive....
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    30th July 2014, 07:25 AM
    Norphy replied to a thread Mac imaging in Mac
    Macs cannot use PXE to boot from your network. However, they do have their own network boot protocol called NetBoot. There is a NetBoot server built...
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    29th July 2014, 03:10 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Your Desk! in General Chat
    You and I clearly have a different opinion as to what constitutes a "mess" :)
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    29th July 2014, 01:49 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Your Desk! in General Chat
    Had to break out the old panoramic function on the camera... not wide enough to take it all in one:
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    29th July 2014, 11:56 AM
    Norphy replied to a thread [Joke] Would you rather in Jokes/Interweb Things
    D'oh Hold on. Would you rather be a redshirt in Star Trek or a Stormtrooper in Star Wars?
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    29th July 2014, 11:52 AM
    Norphy replied to a thread [Joke] Would you rather in Jokes/Interweb Things
    The it. Then I could wish to be an Oompa-Loompa in Wonka's factory :) /edit Whoops, got my stories mixed up, when you said "visits it" I thought...
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    26th July 2014, 02:25 PM
    Norphy replied to a thread Yosemite Beta now available in Mac
    I installed it on the secondary partition of a Mac Mini yesterday. To be honest, despite the new skin and font it looks much the same. I think the...
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    26th July 2014, 02:10 PM
    Not that I'm an advocate for 1:1 tablets (I don't care either way tbh, I get paid the same whether they do or not) but that sounds like they were...
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    25th July 2014, 01:22 PM
    Norphy started a thread Yosemite Beta now available in Mac
    I've just got an email from Apple announcing that Beta 1 for Yosemite is available for the great unwashed to download. If you want it, you need to...
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    25th July 2014, 11:50 AM
    The VLSC is weird. Sometimes you'll get an incredible connection. Try to download a different file ten minutes later and it'll crawl. I wonder if...
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    25th July 2014, 09:54 AM
    I thought the text in blue there was a hyperlink for a minute. I was clicking on it thinking "Why isn't this working?" You sod :)
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    23rd July 2014, 03:21 PM
    Are you using full sized iPads or iPad minis? An iPad mini will happily charge from a 5W USB port meaning any powered USB hub (assuming it can...
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    23rd July 2014, 03:09 PM
    I may be mistaken (wouldn't be the first time!) but it looks to me that the charger linked above is just a charger and nothing else. It doesn't act...
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    23rd July 2014, 08:31 AM
    Sorry to beat this drum again but if you're using Office 365, you can use OneDrive for Business to do this.
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Adventures in Streaming - AppleTV vs Chromecast

by Norphy on 24th March 2014 at 10:29 PM
So, in the fruity corner we have the Apple TV. In the red, green and yellow corner we have the Google Chromecast. Which is better? There's only one way to find out!



Ahem, sorry.

I've owned an AppleTV since just after Apple released the second generation iOS version so probably for two and a half years. It's been sitting underneath my TV ever since doing stirling

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Further Adventures in Macland - Parallels SCCM Agent a few months later

by Norphy on 24th February 2014 at 03:23 PM
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Assuming that you're interested in this, I would suggest that you read my previous three blog posts first. This will put this new post into some context and it saves me having to write it all again! Links to the previous posts:

http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/norphy/...cs-part-1.html
http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/norphy/...cs-part-2.html
http://www.edugeek.net/blogs/norphy/...onclusion.html

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Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Conclusion

by Norphy on 15th May 2013 at 12:36 PM
So, At the end of my last blog entry I asked which agent is better: The Microsoft or the Parallels one? This isn't really very clear cut but lets try to answer the question.

So in the blue corner, we have the Microsoft native client. Its advantages are:

  1. Native Solution
  2. On the whole, easier to create and add applications to the ConfigMgr console
  3. A Client side GUI


Disadvantages are:
  1. Treats the Macs as mobile clients so therefore requires

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Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 2

by Norphy on 14th May 2013 at 06:19 PM
I actually started writing this just after I finished my last blog entry. However, a nasty bout of the flu and other things have got in my way since then and I just hadn't gotten around to finishing this post. Well, no more!

Introduction
In Part One of this blog, I talked about the new Mac client for Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 (God, that's a mouthful!). I talked about my impressions of it and how well it's been working so far. I also mentioned that

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Adventures in Macland... my experiences with ConfigMgr 2012 and Macs Part 1

by Norphy on 22nd March 2013 at 06:12 PM
I've mentioned on the forums a few times that we're in the planning stages of implementing System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. I'm now at the end of the planning stage and am moving towards implementation.

During the planning stages, we have been evaluating the Mac component of the product. My colleague @Roberto has written a little about it on his blog at It's Always My Problem. You should go read it. Go ahead, I'll wait.

Have you

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