SCCM Maintenance

Please can all Lab Managers review and delete any images, backups and packages from SCCM. As all Labs need to be reimaged this year, any data from previous years should be removed. This maintenance is key to ensuring we have enough space for the 2015-2016 lab model.

  • Delete Source Backups from \\sccm-store\backup
  • Delete Source Wim Images from \\sccm-store\images
  • Delete Image packages from the SCCM Console.
  • Delete old custom Task Sequences from the SCCM Console.
  • Delete Source Applications \\sccm-dbase\apps\Windows_7\SAPS – 3rd party packaged app
  • Delete Application packages from SCCM Console.

The EUC Team advise deleting the packages and task sequences first, as the deletion wizard will find any advertisements and prompt for their deletion .

Can I get more information and help:

Contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or on extension 222333.

Release of Windows 7 Labs Common Core Image

IT Services are pleased to announce the release of the Windows 7 Labs Common Core Image. The Labs Common Core Image has all the software included in the W7 Core Image plus the following applications listed below.

The larger image is aimed at removing the deployment problems that were faced last year with some of the larger applications such as Matlab.

The size of the image once it has deployed to the Lab PC is 125GB, it is recommended that you deploy this image to a 160GB Drive or larger as anything less may result in failures due to lack of disk space during the imaging process.

Labs Common Core  Applications:

QSR Nvivo 10 SP5
TextHelp Read and Write Gold 10
Maple 2015
Microsoft Visual Studio 2013
Mathworks Matlab 2015A
SPSS 22
NX 8.5.3
Rhino 5
StarCCM+ – NX 10.04.009
LiveWeb Powerpoint Plugin V4
Solidworks 2015 SP4

Adobe Creative Cloud:
-Dreamweaver 2015
-Flash Builder 2015
-Flash Pro 2015
-Illustrator 2015
-InCopy 2015
-InDesign 2015
-Photoshop 2015

ArcView Basic 10.3
-Productivity Suite
-Crime Analyst
-InterpOSe

Creo 3.0
-Creo Illustrate
-Creo Sketch

Keyshot 5
-Keyshot Creo Plugin
-Keyshot Rhino Plugin
-Keyshot Solidworks Plugin

Please be aware that this image has a number of minor issues that will be fixed by Group Policy or Script over the next few weeks. This work still needs to be done by the EUC Team. The seven issues are:

1 – SPPS and NX Firewall Exceptions Needed.
This will be resolved with Group Policy changes.

2 – The Inbuilt Creo Browser Generates a Script Error.
Under further investigation and will be fixed with a simple script.

3 – The Adobe Acrobat Icon Works but the Icon Has lost its Graphics. All the other Adobe Icons OK.
Will be fixed with a simple script.

4 – Nvivo requires the license to be manually activated. Once activated, its activated on that machine forever. Application has the right license code, but it just won’t activate without manual intervention.
Under further investigation and will be fixed with a simple script.

5 – NX Documentation Not Working.
Had exactly the same problem last year with Java 7 Update 55.
We need to get a fix from NX to work with Java 8 Update 45.

6 – We have some updated Creo Config Files that we need to push out.
Will be fixed with a simple script.

7 – We may need to update the NX Configuration.
Will be fixed with a simple script.

Can I get more information and help:

Contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or on extension 222333.

Release of the 2015/16 Mac Common Core

IT Services are pleased to announce the release of the Mac OS X Core Build for the 2015/16 academic year. The updated core includes the following software versions:

  • GarageBand 10.0.3
  • GarageBand sounds
  • Google Chrome 43.0.2357.81
  • iMovie 10 Yosemite
  • Keynote 6.5.3
  • Microsoft Office 2011 patched to May 2015
  • Mindjet
  • Numbers 3.5.3
  • Page 5.5.3
  • Symbola Font
  • Text Wrangler
  • VLC Installer
  • XCode 644
  • XQuartz 277
  • Adobe Flash Player 17
  • Java 8 update 45 RE
  • Silverlight 5.1

There is an accompanying KB article which is KB0011272 and a training session on Thursday 30th July for anyone how wishes to attend.  Please contact Lynne Newbitt directly if you haven’t already been invited

How can I get more information and help:

Contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or on extension 222333.

 

Release of Windows 7 Service 2015 Core Build

IT Services are pleased to announce the release of the Windows 7 Core Build for the 2015/16 academic year. The updated core includes the following software versions:

  • 7-Zip (9.38)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro (11×1)
  • Adobe Air (17.0.0.144)
  • Flash Player Plugin and ActiveX (17.0.0.169)
  • Apple QuickTime (7.7.6)
  • Google Chrome (42.0.2311.90)
  • MDL Chime Pro for IE (2.6 SP8)
  • Mendelay (1.13.8)
  • Microsoft .NET (4.5.2)
  • Microsoft CMTrace (5.0.7958.1000)
  • Microsoft Trace32 (2.50.3025.1000)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (11)
  • Microsoft Office Professional Plus (2010 SP2)
  • Microsoft PowerShell (3)
  • Microsoft Project Professional (2010 SP2)
  • Microsoft Silverlight (5)
  • Microsoft Visio Premium (2010 SP2)
  • Microsoft WM Framework (4)
  • Mindjet MindManager (15)
  • MS Patches and Updates (Upto June 2015)
  • Refworks Write-N-Cite (3)
  • Sun Java Client (V7 Update 55)***
  • Microsoft Visio Compatibility Pack (15.0.4454.1509)

***Labs Machines will get upgraded to Java 8 Update 45 via the new 2015/16 Task Sequence***

The EUC team will be implementing this change between 8AM-9AM tomorrow morning (01/07/2015). Please do not image any machines during this time. The SCCM system will be available for imaging once this change has been implemented. The work is scheduled for completion by 9AM.

Timescales:

Wednesday 01/07/2015 8AM – 9AM

Can I get more information and help:

Contact the IT Service Desk via IT.Services@lboro.ac.uk or on extension 222333.

MATLAB R2015a (32 bit) for staff service

MATLAB R2015a (32 bit) together with all licensed toolboxes included is now available for Staff Service users to install from “Run Advertised Programs”.

MATLAB licensing is via a network licence server so users will need to be on campus or connected to campus via the VPN to connect with the licence server.

Additionally, machines will need to be registered with the licence server; please contact Nick Cope to have machines added.

Software Request process

The new 2015/2016 software request page is due to be released this evening to School IT and PC Tech staff

The process has been designed to be as simple as possible and the list generated will be used by the packaging team to provide software to the Labs 2015 project.

TIMESCALES
The website will be accepting input until 29th May 2015