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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Default Profile. How can I edit it?

13 Nov 2009   #61
SquonkSC

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14 Nov 2009   #62
Darryl Licht

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...Couple that with random fires that blow up and new wiring jobs and hooking this up and fixing that and fixing this teacher's problem and ID-10-T errors left and right and you suddenly have no free time whatsoever to even consider imaging in the middle of the school year.
ID10T errors... our staff has those all the time!

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...As you may or may not know, being in the tech department means 2 things - if you're hearing anything, it's always bad. If you're not hearing a peep, you know things are running good. I don't touch the labs unless I'm hearing issues about them - otherwise I let them alone until yearly maintenance rolls around. "If it aint broke don't fix it."
I told you in an earlier post that I had worked in our schools Tech dept... back to just teaching as my contract in that dept. expired... but yes I understand the logic, but I dont agree with it. Our department had 3 "techs"... 2 of whom sat on their rear ends surfing and watching Internet TV on our T3 lines... while I, the "new guy" did nearly everything! Every tech department I've ever been involved with was reactive rather than proactive... I AM NOT WIRED THAT WAY!

And I'm sorry, but the way you are imaging "locally" with a giga switch under one arm, laptop, and a ball of cat6 is weally WE-TODD-DEAD... Turn on PXE and schedule them to run automatically and start getting new switches... so you dont have to work both days and nights! That's what we do at our school! and we have a 50/50 mix of gbps and mbps switches

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...Oh, please - spare me of the Microsoft dominated talk.

... I work in IT every day - I know what works for me, I know what gets the job done, and I know how efficiently (and cost effectively) I can get my work done. That's something that Microsoft (in my opinion) hasn't been an "ace" in -

...something that more and more tech departments in the nation are also beginning to realize. I accept that Microsoft is existent in the world, and I think they have their place in the IT industry and that will forever remain, but I will just never hop on board with the "oh, well, they own everything so let's just move forward with it."
My well intentioned friend... that change will never come from the bottom-up! NEVER EVER! Management will not switch to open source, not anytime in the near furture! Not until some distro (Ubuntu?) makes its' way to the mainstream desktop in homes and businesses! You are smoking something good back there on the right coast, but it wont happen any time soon!

Apparently you have not worked as a tech in the business world, which is so much more stringent regarding software... you might get away with sneeking an open source app into a cash strapped school district, but it won't work in the business world. MS owns over 88% of the desktop share worldwide, that's both business and the home use. It isnt going to change overnight or anytime soon... learn it, use it, deal with it!

Capitalism is all about survival of the fittest, and most of us who live in a capitalized nation do not associate good stuff with the word "free". That isnt to say there isnt good open source stuff out there.. .there is and I USE IT TOO! I'm speaking of perceptions!
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15 Nov 2009   #63
Roasted

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My well intentioned friend... that change will never come from the bottom-up! NEVER EVER! Management will not switch to open source, not anytime in the near furture! Not until some distro (Ubuntu?) makes its' way to the mainstream desktop in homes and businesses! You are smoking something good back there on the right coast, but it wont happen any time soon!

Apparently you have not worked as a tech in the business world, which is so much more stringent regarding software... you might get away with sneeking an open source app into a cash strapped school district, but it won't work in the business world. MS owns over 88% of the desktop share worldwide, that's both business and the home use. It isnt going to change overnight or anytime soon... learn it, use it, deal with it!

Capitalism is all about survival of the fittest, and most of us who live in a capitalized nation do not associate good stuff with the word "free". That isnt to say there isnt good open source stuff out there.. .there is and I USE IT TOO! I'm speaking of perceptions!
Keep living that closed in dream, man. :P More and more businesses are beginning to tinker with open source software - especially with Open Office. I'm not saying that Ubuntu or any Linux distro will take over the world, tomorrow, today, now, next week, next year, etc. But as more and more open source software is getting introduced, more and more people will have the opportunity to be exposed to other software applications that are available that can handle the tasks they need. There's many colleges who work with Linux - my girlfriend's uncle is an instructor at a college who has several Ubuntu labs.

I'm not saying open source software will own the world. I'm just saying, to ignore it is naive because it already is existent and certain OSS applications are already becoming familiar to more and more people.

And don't you dare forget - 50% of Google employees are running Linux. Ouch. I know.

And please - do yourself a favor and don't just assume "somebody hasn't been in tech that long" because of a realistic mind set they have. Thanks.
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16 Nov 2009   #64
Darryl Licht

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My skills will remain where the $$ is! Remember, the techs only suggest... management decides!

You can have Ubuntu and the mass confusion that surrounds the too numerous open source distros and their open source apps!

Tinker was the appropriate word... it means the same as mess with, experiment... that's all open source will be for some time in the future... an experiment!

I keep abreast of open source apps like your fav FOG, GParted, Phex, VNC, etc... and I always will... but my bread is buttered by Microsoft. I know it, I accept it... and I live by it!

I wont change until MS owns under 50% of the market share... which wont be any time soon! You can stay bobbing in the open source surf gasping for air, or grab a MS life raft! Your choice!

Open source is still a pipe dream for the business mainstream, and that wont change overnight! <---TRUE!
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16 Nov 2009   #65
Roasted

Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
My skills will remain where the $$ is! Remember, the techs only suggest... management decides!

You can have Ubuntu and the mass confusion that surrounds the too numerous open source distros and their open source apps!

Tinker was the appropriate word... it means the same as mess with, experiment... that's all open source will be for some time in the future... an experiment!

I keep abreast of open source apps like your fav FOG, GParted, Phex, VNC, etc... and I always will... but my bread is buttered by Microsoft. I know it, I accept it... and I live by it!

I wont change until MS owns under 50% of the market share... which wont be any time soon! You can stay bobbing in the open source surf gasping for air, or grab a MS life raft! Your choice!

Open source is still a pipe dream for the business mainstream, and that wont change overnight! <---TRUE!
No kidding, it won't change overnight. But my point remains - being naive to open source software is your own loss.

Enjoy your MS software. I'll continue using what works.
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16 Nov 2009   #66
Darryl Licht

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
My skills will remain where the $$ is! Remember, the techs only suggest... management decides!

You can have Ubuntu and the mass confusion that surrounds the too numerous open source distros and their open source apps!

Tinker was the appropriate word... it means the same as mess with, experiment... that's all open source will be for some time in the future... an experiment!

I keep abreast of open source apps like your fav FOG, GParted, Phex, VNC, etc... and I always will... but my bread is buttered by Microsoft. I know it, I accept it... and I live by it!

I wont change until MS owns under 50% of the market share... which wont be any time soon! You can stay bobbing in the open source surf gasping for air, or grab a MS life raft! Your choice!

Open source is still a pipe dream for the business mainstream, and that wont change overnight! <---TRUE!
No kidding, it won't change overnight. But my point remains - being naive to open source software is your own loss.

Enjoy your MS software. I'll continue using what works.
I am everthing BUT naive!
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16 Nov 2009   #67
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Roasted... you may be happy to hear that the OPK for Win7 is available!

The Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) is a set of tools and documentation that support automated installation and customization of the Windows operating system.

Microsoft OEM Partner Center

It's primarily meant for OEM system builders, but many use some of it for their imaging needs. Might help...
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16 Nov 2009   #68
Roasted

Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darryl Licht View Post
Roasted... you may be happy to hear that the OPK for Win7 is available!

The Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (Windows OPK) is a set of tools and documentation that support automated installation and customization of the Windows operating system.

Microsoft OEM Partner Center

It's primarily meant for OEM system builders, but many use some of it for their imaging needs. Might help...
I'm confused. Is it for imaging, or does it allow me to set the default profile? If it's for imaging, it's useless to me. Otherwise, we're talkin.
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17 Nov 2009   #69
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Roasted:

Both! Also, you may want to get your hands on a copy of Win7 Resource Kit... a total of 9 chapters devoted to deployment!
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17 Nov 2009   #70
Roasted

Ubuntu
 
 

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Roasted:

Both! Also, you may want to get your hands on a copy of Win7 Resource Kit... a total of 9 chapters devoted to deployment!
You do realize what's going on here, right?

Microsoft is attempting to make things easier for those of us who have to mass deploy systems, and actually making it 100% harder.

What about those of us who just need default profiles set and no other BS? JUST profiles? Suddenly it's turning into a 40 step process.

Sorry, MS. Fail.

But I appreciate your continued help Licht.
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