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Re: Tracking Laptops

islander;1914140 wrote:
Yep, lots of things can be done. In the old DOS days, you could turn
the display into blue on blue so nothing could be seen. <G>

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How about hot pink? You know, the color that makes your eyes bleed.
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Re: Tracking Laptops

Yep, that could be done, too! Or that yellow that's toxic to look at!
: )

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Re: Tracking Laptops

On Thu, 07 Jan 2010 16:20:35 GMT, "Adam Gabriel"
<adrockk@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

>This is why sometimes it's cost prohibitive to provide technology in a
>public school/setting. The cost of the tech is feasible, but it has to be
>regulated and audited so closely that the management is nigh impossible. The
>NY State comptroller's office spent upwards of $90 million doing a state
>wide policy and spending audit over the last 4-5 years. Throughout the
>entire audit, they saved under $10 million.


You can get silly audits in the (semi-)private sector, too. I was working
for a private non-profit, and the auditors wrote us up from not having
password expiration turned on for our System/36. So, I turned it on. Of
course, passwords on the S/36 were exactly 4 characters long, and there was
no password history retained, so when your password expired you had to
change it, but you could then immediately change it back to the old one.

Donald Albury
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Re: Tracking Laptops

On Fri, 08 Jan 2010 04:42:28 GMT, "Susan" <nscv.sysop.susan@myrealbox.com>
wrote:

>Yep, lots of things can be done. In the old DOS days, you could turn
>the display into blue on blue so nothing could be seen. <G>


It was fun restoring the default settings when someone had done that in
WordPerfect. I had the series of keystrokes memortized.

Donald Albury
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Re: Tracking Laptops

Donald:

Yes, that would be handy to be able to do! : )

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Re: Tracking Laptops

Bigfix can update any device connecting to the internet assuming you have Bigfix relays in your DMZ.

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Re: Tracking Laptops

Murzda wrote:

>
> Bigfix can update any device connecting to the internet assuming you
> have Bigfix relays in your DMZ.


OK, Thanks, I'll look into that.

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Re: Tracking Laptops

So could ZCM if setup properly.
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Re: Tracking Laptops

kjhurni <kjhurni@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in news:kjhurni.44p46p@no-
mx.forums.novell.com:

> So could ZCM if setup properly.


I use this at home, free!
http://update-accelerator.advproxy.net/

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