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  1. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    CS 4 and CS 5 both run fine. The only thing is make sure you sequence for the appropriate platform - ie. the 64 bit Adobe bits on Server (we use RDS a lot for Thin Client); and 32 bit Adobe bits else where.
  2. CAM's Avatar
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    Ponies? Being different? Not with how many I see spread across the net.
  3. dwhyte85's Avatar
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    I cared... perhaps too much...

    One day you will build the dream cluster... one day.
  4. X-13's Avatar
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    This was still the "learn about clusters and Linux" phase.

    That level of shenanigans isn't something I'm comfortable attempting yet. [I don't want to be the guy that kills ALL the computers... and the network.]
  5. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    not necessarily - if u can make the head node from an f-series and then get any other node to pxe book into a diskless mode and run purely in RAM, then you can use allot of computers overnight. - you could also look at a dual boot scenario (default to windows) then have a script which runs (at say 8pm) to boot all machines into the cluster OS and another to get them back to windows (at say 4am).
  6. internetuser's Avatar
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    How does Adobe CS5 run over this ?
  7. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Thanks allot. I was wondering if you know how i can make the script put a date of when it disabled a computer in the computers description field in AD?

    Thanks
  8. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    would be really interested to see your notes as i would like to play with running a cluster over the summer
  9. denzal2k4's Avatar
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    Ok, i'm gonna give it a test on a clean vm, any ideas when part 2 is out?

    Thanks
  10. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Hmmmm... OK. Im going to post up screenies of mine. Can you DM me with yours and I will take a look - or we can arrange an RDP session...
  11. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    No, and no! I will cover what to do if you already have WDS already installed. It depends whether you are putting SCCM on the same server, or if you want to keep your current WDS running while you test and set up SCCM. I would go with option 2 if you can....
  12. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    It always appears for the first few seconds (the bar that is), and the connection dialog disappears so quickly that I had never thought about removing it. Im not sure that you can - but Ill ask the RDP team...
  13. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    A useful prompt for reminding me of something I do as a matter of course... and didnt think others would always use!
  14. SwedishChef's Avatar
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    Do I get points for making you remember this issue ? ;-)
  15. FN-GM's Avatar
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    Hi, Just found this might be handy for people who are doing this type of project: ThinWin | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
  16. X-13's Avatar
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    See, that would be the smart option.
  17. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    or - drop the number of nodes until they can find homes - if it's on a vlan, then the nodes can sit anywhere really.
  18. X-13's Avatar
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    I'm thinking of making a "twin towers" set up. The nodes will be stacked in 2 piles of 5, as they're meant to be horizontal it'll be stable. [No leaning tower of server.]

    There will be just over the width of one computer between the towers. With the switch and controller in between. The controller is a vertical desktop, with all fans at the back and no vents on either side.

    However... I still don't have the space for it. I'm thinking this project will fail before it even gets properly started.
  19. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    oh and pics please
  20. mjs_mjs's Avatar
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    Heat can be an issue with clusters build in the DIY way - make sure that there is enough room capacity to dissipate the heat and enough airflow. Also make sure that one exhaust doesn't become the next's air supply as that's not good.