I'm going to be doing this at our school over the summer. Changing to a subnetted system ate a significant number of IP addresses.
Got about 13 hardware servers to re-address, and half a dozen virtual ones, 20 or so printers, a voip phone system (with 45 extensions), network scanners, switches, electronic display system etc...
Should be fun.
Sadly not on the 2600n's. The other main printer is the OKI B6200. Again the lock option is there - but it is so much easier to have it so that if they fiddle, it cant really stuff anything up. Also a useful list to have in DHCP so we can quickly see if machines are up or down.
What type of printers are they? i know with most HP's you can lock out almost everything so people can't touch/play with the settings.
Have to admit Im a bit of a Dell server fan too. Got loads of the 860s and R200s. Awesome kit, and cant argue on the warranty support either. I came across the rails issue too - but as all the kit is Dell, with the Dell rails - once I figured the problem when getting the first one in...all sorted. Good call though blogging it!
Where about are you? I went late last year to Brisabane then around Queensland and New South Wales. Are you there on Holiday if not post here - http://www.edugeek.net/forums/genera...australia.html
Sounds like a busy holidays, will be interested to hear about your experience with forefront.
Are they doing it in 2009 and when? somtime around Halloween i'm guessing?
Not directly, but in RPM, what you can do is set up a "dummy " server queue which RPM reads and redirects to a local printer.
Will RPM pickup local attached printers, or just networked printers?
I know the feeling. We have a package here which we've bought a 'single user license' for, for our SEN department.
Installed, working ok. Then suddenly it stops working. Can't authenticate against the company's license server.
So, calling them, they tell us 'Single User licenses won't work on a computer that is connected to a network, it is intended for home users'. Explaining that home users are also connected to a network, it being called 'the internet' didn't seem to matter.
They refused to provide any support and say they will refund it only. Nice eh?
We used Papercut - Software for print quota and print control management. Your print accounting and monitoring solution - PaperCut
It may work nicely in NZ, but when I try it on my laptop it gives a BSOD every time I choose my tuner
There are a lot of 3rd parties out there who have excellent add ons to sharepoint for education
Hunterstone for a content repository and more
B4 contact for Sharepoint CMS
Novotronix for Infopath forms and development
Mindmapping in Sharepoint from Matchware
I recommend these as I've used them in projects
You mention Richard from Salamander and then there is Twynham
On Codeplex there is Dave Rookes drop box. Dave is in a school in Telford and has done some excellent work using reporting services.
Classroom management is one of the most important skills a teacher should have. Without it, the school could have the best resources on the planet and could be at the bottom of the league and in special measures.
Teachers are being wowed by modern technology, and like all good people, see it as an easy way to reduce the strain on them. The outcome being that they stop actually being good teachers.
Your right, some teachers are completely unqualified to teach anything involving IT and should be retrained with a fuller skillset before they are assigned to teach anyting involving IT. Despite your objections classroom managment is important as has been proven time and again in may locations. If the teacher is not paying attention the equipment can and does get vandalised, this is nothing to do with software and hardware should not have to be literally bomb proof to survive.
The 21st century classroom does exist and is often not the problem, some 21st century teachers on the other hand...
Ta muchly :-)
Thanks heaps for this as I am having fun looking into sharepoint. I will bump your rep score up 20 points
Good luck with this. We have been using sharepoint with the SLG webparts since September and I am loving it.
Just about to roll it out to all students after half term - all departments are in the process of collating resources at the minute to upload.
We also use the MyDocuments webpart from salamandersoft to allow staff and students access to their network MyDocuments from home.
We will also be giving access to our Year 6 students in June so they have a couple of months play before they start in September.
Could you post some screenies possibly?
We are looking into sharepoint but I am struggling to get my head around how I would organise it all.