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…
10 Sep 2013
When looking in the Devices and Printers section of the Control Panel (or from the Start Menu) the page takes a long time to load and shows 0 items. A common fix…
15 Jan 2013
Open Windows Explorer by double clicking on the Computer icon on the Desktop. Click on Tools menu and select Map Network Drive… option as shown above. If this Menu does not show…
13 Dec 2011
A dedicated admin server will be a physical server as opposed to a workstation or desktop machine. It will be running a Microsoft Server Operating System (2003, 2008 etc) If you have…
To check if your server can upgrade to Windows Server 2008 please check your machines specifications against the minimum specifications required by Microsoft. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/cc196364 To check you machine’s specification: right click on…
If you are considering upgrading any existing machines to Windows 7 Scomis recommend running the Microsoft Upgrade Advisor which can be found here – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=20. This utility will advise as to whether…
The easiet way to identify what version of Windows you have installed is to check the Start Button on the bottom left of your desktop screen.   Windows XP Start icon - Please note…
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…
9 Feb 2011
Changing file viewing options in Windows How to check that hidden files and folders, along with known file extensions, are displayed. Open Control Panel (Windows 10 type Control Panel in the Search Box…
UAC – or User Access Control - is a feature of Windows to help protect against Malware. It can be disabled, but this is a potential security risk, and you should carefully consider all…
Windows Firewall may need to be disabled on school Admin computers to allow for remote access or for transferring files between computers i.e. where the main Admin computer has shared drives. Open Control Panel (Windows…
20 May 2010
When UAC is enabled on Windows you need to elevate the command prompt to succesfully run the CHKDSK command. Windows 7 - Click > Start > All Programs > Accessories, Right Click…