Toshiba Satellite Pro C850 & Windows 10

iOfficially, Toshiba has not released any Windows 10 driver support for the C850 series and therefor support would be limited. This said, the problem described with the touchpad was common issue not having the correct/ updated Windows 10 touchpad driver...

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Unable to mount the WIM, so the update process cannot continue. [SOLVED]

Photo by AllanW (Pixabay) I’ve tried to rebuild my boot images for MDT for a while, but keep getting stuck with the below error message. Originally I thought it was the anti-virus protection software getting in the way, but temporarily...

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DfE Keystage Returns

2016 is the first year that the DfE requires End of Term KeyStage data to be returned with the new assessment codes. Previous years have seen data returns sent as Levels, however since this is the first year without levels,...

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Removing the “Do you trust this printer” message box

Image from: Dave.harris.uno Similar to Dave Harris and his article on the issue, I also receive the same message “Do you trust this printer”. As printers are installed by script this can get annoying, especially during GPO and MDT deployment. So I...

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Section 7: Phonics screening check – 2016 Key stage 1: assessment and reporting arrangements (ARA) – Guidance – GOV.UK

iWeek commencing 13th June 2016.The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard. It will identify pupils who need extra help to improve their decoding skills.The check consists of 20 real...

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Keyboard shenanigans.

Photo by OpenClipartVectors (Pixabay) So I’ve progressed through My pupil laptop O/S refresh with My latest build. However one laptop was giving me issues with my password. On a closer look, I noticed why. Hits: 26...

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HP PW PRO 477DW – Trial

I’ve always said I’m a “Laser” person, my experience with ink printers in the past has never been a good one, they either run out of ink way too soon, dry up or smudge and smear when you touch the page;...

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PBX Tidy

Posts in this seriesPBX TidyQUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.iThis post will be updated as progress continues.My existing PBX needs re-wiring; wires around the man PBX have become unruly over the last few years as additions have bulked it out. So now...

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Summer Census 2016

Today was the Summer Census for schools. [19-05-2016) It was a short one this time, although that should not fool you, each one is collecting information automatically, so you need to make sure you’re ready in advance. It is common and...

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Secure Access issues (DFE)

On Friday I  experienced some issues with the DFE’s Secure Access website. Login successful Forced to change password Forced to select one of several unique passwords Confirm password change Website hangs Original password fails to work New password fails to work Request password...

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School procurement: Microsoft memorandum of understanding

The new Memorandum of Understanding where the Microsoft pricing is decided is now going to be entitled Education Cloud Transition Agreement. The main focus of this agreement is that over the next three years schools will still benefit from the discounts and...

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QUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.

Posts in this seriesPBX TidyQUOTE: Components for Telecoms tidy.iThis RFQ closes Monday 23rd May 2016. Expected Delivery Date is 25th May 2016.I’re planning on tidying up My telecoms cables and will need the following components to make this happen. If you are...

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Troj/POSAgen-A

Had this little Trojan appear on one of my servers yesterday. Virus/spyware ‘Troj/POSAgen-A’ has been detected in “C:\WINDOWS\system32\lanst.exe\FILE:0000”.  targeting Point Of Sale (POS) systems i.e. malware stealing track data directly from memory of the systems involved in processing of credit...

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OneDrive and Proxy

Posts in this seriesOneDrive and ProxyMicrosoft OneNote syncing issues behind a web filter.Proxy – Does Microsoft have a definitive list of URLs that are associated with OneDrive that I should allow through My proxies? – Stack Overflow *.lync.com *.microsoftonline.com *.microsoftonline-p.com *.outlook.com...

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An important technical update from 3P Learning

The blog post contains important information about changes to the technical requirements of 3P Learning products. Be sure your school’s IT administrator is aware of these new requirements in order to continue to be able to access all areas of My resources. Whitelisting IP...

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@2SimpleSoftware #PurpleMash

Today I had a visit from 2Simple, they gave me a demonstration of their award-winning cloud product called “Purple Mash”. (Sounds like a name for a local house band). I have several titles from their back catalogue, and Purple Mash is all...

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Email Analysis

I thought I’d share some of My email analysis reports. My email delivery is certainly on the increase, especially when it comes to rogue connections. Thankfully I’re able to thwart those rogues. These screen shots are for the last 52...

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Trusted Certificate Authority

I started to get error messages about “un-trusted certificates” when browsing sites and checking email. I’ve had it for a while but it has now got to the point it is an epidemic. Originally I just got staff to accept it with...

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HAMs to POS Conversion.

I’ve spent a good few hours today converting My Milestone 1 and 2 data from Hampshire’s Assessment Model to Capita’s Programme of Study. As I’re not ready to do a direct conversion from Components to Descriptors yet (that’s a sit...

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Assessment shift – “Programme of Study”

i***** IN PROGRESS *****  When the government decided to switch to assessment without levels, they gave each school autonomy to choose their own assessment scheme and method of recording. Apart from the disarray and lack of assistance with direction, I had...

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CTouch alignment and calibration.

Received an interesting problem this morning. A teaching student came to me saying that there was a problem with the mouse in the classroom, that it was jittery and couldn’t do anything. My immediate thought was that if the Interactive...

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INCIDENT: Exchange Store Service

This morning while checking my email (yes, on a Sunday – I know), I noticed that I hadn’t got any new email in my inbox. Bizarre I thought, I normally get at least 5 or 6 status updates each day. So...

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QUOTE: Sophos Complete Security Suite – Renewal

iRenewed 10-June-2016 – Thank you to all suppliers for their quotes and input.[UPDATED 20-04-2016 @ 13:00] I am planning to renew My existing “Sophos Complete Security Suite” which expires June 2016. ENDUSER PROTECTION, WEB, MAIL, ENCRYPTION, 100-199 USERS – 12...

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MDT: Failure (5627): 50: Run DISM.exe

This message has plagued me for a while now when trying to deploy Windows 10 via MDT 2013, however I’ve found a solution to my problem. I’m using MDT 2013 Update 2 and although I have ADK for Windows 10 installed,...

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