Category: Work

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Remove Guided Access Mode on an iPad

One of the jobs I get asked to do on a regular basis is remove guided access mode from the school iPads. If you don’t know about it guided access mode allows you to...

PAC File 0

A PAC File System using Jekyll

A PAC (Proxy Auto-Config) File is a small javascript file that a browser can be configured to use when choosing a proxy server. For a few reasons over at Ed-IT Solutions, we decided we needed...

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OSTicket API Proxy

Over at Ed-IT Solutions we use OSTicket for our help desk. We like it and it does its job very well. Early in the development of our support app, the question was asked, “Can...

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Squirrel Release Server

Squirrel Release Server is a low featured release server for squirrel. It supports: Windows clients. Listing all releases after and including the local users current version. Delta updates to reduce file size. And thats...

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Surface Pro 3 a Review

For over a year know I have been using a Surface Pro 3 (SP3) as my only computer at work. Before my SP3 I had a MacBook Pro which served me well for a couple...

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RADIUS With Windows Server 2012R2

RADIUS is a form of network security that can link into your Windows Domain. The most common use (at least in my experience) is to secure Wireless Networks. Using RADIUS has the advantage of...

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Caching Apple Downloads on a Windows Server

Yesterday I posted about caching apple downloads which was great but most of my schools do not have a linux server available nor do they have the spare equipment to setup anything that could be...

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Caching Apple Downloads

The worst part of working with iPads is waiting for apps to download, watching your internet connection strain at 40+ devices downloading the 599MB Garage Band update. The 10Mb/s connection in the school this...

Powershell Script to update SIMS & FMS 0

Powershell Script to update SIMS & FMS

SIMS is a large application made by Capita that the schools are forced to use by the LEA, one of its many features is that it installs its own updates on launch (in theory)...