24 Dec 2015
The following steps explain how to create a new user on a Windows 7 operating system: Press Start, right hand mouse click on Computer and click on Manage. You will then be presented…
20 Jan 2015
Google and SWGfL Internet Filtering Changes Google searches utilise encryption technologies for added security and where this has previously been optional, it will be made mandatory by them in early February 2015.…
9 Sep 2014
In order to view web pages when using a SWGfL internet connection within school you will need to set Internet Explorer to use a SWGfL proxy Server.   To do this: Open…
4 Dec 2013
Please note Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system. If you are still using Windows XP you should upgrade or replace your computer. A new exploit has been found within…
13 Mar 2013
Top 15 Windows 8 Shortcut Keys. With the changes made to Windows with the introduction of Windows8 and the new Metro tile interface some important items are no longer accessible in the…
15 Jan 2013
The DCC Policy for workstations with access to sensitive or restricted material: Password protected screen savers (with a 10 minute inactivity time lock) should be applied.  This should be done on all…
23 Aug 2012
There are a wide range of devices running the Android Operating System, with sizes ranging from smart phones to Smart pads, and produced by a range of diffrent manafacturers. Most of the…
8 Aug 2012
Some managed networks require that your wireless device’s MAC Address ( a unique identifying code) be added to a list of devices that have permission to join the network. To obtain the…
7 Aug 2012
Some networks require you to use a proxy server to access the Internet. A proxy server is another computer or device that acts as an intermediary between you and the Internet by…
27 Jul 2012
How to connect to an iPad to a Wi-Fi or Wireless Network   To connect your iPad to a wireless network : 1) Start the iPad. 2) Tap on the Settings icon...…
7 Sep 2011
Sometimes SIMS .net or FMS will just not connect to the database server.  Use this F.A.Q. to help work out if the workstation that you are using can access the database server…
22 Feb 2011
The standard Scomis admin server has two shares on it: Whole and Public. These should be mapped to from all admin machines. Whole is mapped as drive F: and only administrators should…
21 Feb 2011
How to add the mapped drives required for SIMS & FMS to an admin workstation and/or fileserver.   Left click on "Start" Select Computer in "Start menu" Left click on Map network…
2 Aug 2010
This article provides basic recommendations for configuring Wireless Access Points.  It is not intended as a definative guide for setting up a Wireless Access Point. Configure the access point to use an…
1 Mar 2010
Normally Windows Update will use settings from the user configuration to access the Windows Update site, however in certain circumstances you will need to configure the proxy server manually. Windows Vista /…
12 Feb 2010
Devon County Council has adopted a password policy that defines how passwords are used to protect the county network and county data.  It is recommended that Schools adopt a similar policy. Your…