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  1. duportail's Avatar
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    Do you need to be so agressive?There is no need to, i have never posted against you.Just state on your website and your partners websites how many windows (and other commercial software)licenses are needed.One per system or one per user.
    That's what I have from microsoft:
    This Section 1.3 does not grant you rights to access a Workstation
    Computer Session from any Device. A "Session" means any use of the
    Software that enables functionality similar to that available to an
    end user who is interacting with the Workstation Computer through any
    combination of input, output and display peripherals
    1.4 Remote Desktop/Remote Assistance/NetMeeting. The Software contains
    Remote Desktop, Remote Assistance, and NetMeeting technologies that
    enable the Software or applications installed on the Workstation
    Computer (sometimes referred to as a host device) to be accessed
    remotely from other Devices. You may use the Software's Remote Desktop
    feature (or other software which provides similar functionality for a
    similar purpose) to access a Workstation Computer Session from any
    Device provided you acquire a separate Software license for that
    Device

    Multiple sessions to XP computer - Vera Noest [MVP]
    12-Feb-07 05:25:16
    You can't, XP is a single-user OS. You'll need a server OS like
    Windows 2003 for this.
    And yes, I know that there is 3rd party software which enables this,
    but you would still have to buy an XP license for every connecting
    user, apart from the 3rd part software.

    Just tell me how many licenses(oem or retail windows xp) per machine for example six users
  2. verygreenpc's Avatar
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    Ah Multiuser,

    How've you been my dear? It's been a while since you posted against SoftXpand. Love your new home page by the way.

    Did you get out of bed the wrong side or did one of our partners take another order from you?

    We're windows 7 ready and have been for quote some time. I'm not sure we accept your argument that SoftXpand is inefficient, or that it only works with certain software. However.... from a legal perspective we think you should remove this page from your website [url=http://www.multiseatcomputer.be/index.php/software-for-multiseat-computer.html]software computer-sharing[/url] before our HQ in Israel and most certainly NComputing remove it for you.

    We're willing to go side by side with you on a test to define the pros and cons of your solution, against SoftXpand, and others in the Multiseat / Multiuser space. Answer me though how do you work with Windows, the most popular operating system of all time?

    You've just blatantly infringed the rules of this website too, however Terry's the sort of chap that would probably give your system a whirl as he genuinely carries an interest in Multiseating.
    Cheers,
    Col
    Updated 10th June 2009 at 05:54 PM by verygreenpc
  3. duportail's Avatar
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    These solutions are software solutions to transform a single-user single session (outdated)windows xp in multi-user-session.Windows xp(and later versions)is not made for that.They do not make use of the resources in a smart way.
    Ncomputing is thin client system :all is send trough the network.Softxpand is software multiseat virtualisation.Not efficient because you can only install certified programs and cpu and memory use is not optimal.And every user needs a full windows license.
    There is only one true hardware multiseat solution, and that comes from Linux.See
    Multiseat Computer-delen
    Up to twelve users with modern ubuntu 9.04 software with 3 d desktop.
    True multisession, multiuser.
  4. verygreenpc's Avatar
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    You'll be the next Mark at Oriel over speccing everything! Will you be buying via DT Systems?
  5. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    UPDATED:
    1. WSS3 and MOSS2007 SP2's both installed and nothing is broken.... yet!! :-)

    2. Server 2008 SP2 installed on most boxes, but now need to resize the OS partition as this wasnt done properly first time grrrr :-(

    3. 1 ICT Suite rebuilding today, the other later in the week.

    4. A skip has taken away most of the junk :-)

    5. Started playing with our Samsung MagicInfo-i system again. New software to tryout....
  6. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Ah - if you had a previous version of the solution on your environment - you would end up with an assembly version mis-match to what is registered as safe in your web.config. Remember - that your web.config reflects the internal unique identifier in the assembly dll. This does change between versions.

    With a copy of the webpart already on a page - you would therefore get this error as the webpart on the page (old version) would not match the assembly.

    Glad you are all sorted - sorry I didnt see the problem sooner to save you some head scratching.
  7. Swarve's Avatar
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    Finally got it working after removing all instances of Sharepoint Forums, then continuing from step 2 above - don't know what happened, but it seemed to work in the end. Thanks for posting this solution, it's been invaluable!

    Swarve
  8. Swarve's Avatar
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    That's awesome - I've been banging my head up against a wall trying to get this installed for the last couple of days. Just one problem - when I attempt to add the web part, I get the error "Unable to add selected web part(s). Sharepoint Forums 1.2.0.0: The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT:0x80131040).

    Any idea what this means and how I can resolve it?

    Thanks in advance,

    Swarve
    Updated 25th May 2009 at 01:46 AM by Swarve
  9. localzuk's Avatar
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    Hmmm... So NetBSD doesn't go for 'ease of use' then
  10. powdarrmonkey's Avatar
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    Strictly speaking, apt is only the package system on Debian-type distributions. Redhat has rpm, gentoo has portage, etc.
  11. unseen's Avatar
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    Cheers Stuart much appreciated. It's gained quite a lot of momentum at work as the "wrong" people have seen the "Ease of control" and other similar blurbs being pushed out by MS. Good to know it's not all hot air!! We've been a Symantec house for a long long time now.. (think it's coming up to 9yrs now!) But I have to admit I DO NOT like endpoint (v11) and when I trialed the server components it was the worst hog I've seen in a long time as it's now Java based yuck!.. Ho hum change is good (I hope!)
  12. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    I will check the logs for you and see if I can find something BIG!! LOL. I dont think there has been anything major. Easy to manage tho, and v2 looks like it will be really good too.
  13. unseen's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuartwilkie
    Hi there... late response I know but here we go!

    1. Cleanup rates... well i get emails from it periodically telling em when it has found a "threat" and dealt with it. The usual .js ones so far and all dealt with.

    2. Deployment. We used to have AVG, thankfully a quick google showed up that Kaspersky had an AVG removal tool. It does what it says on the tin - silently removes AVG. Used that and pushed Forefront at the same time using WSUS. You can use GPSI though.
    Thanks for that Stuart, I'm actually NHS based IT (unfortunately no equivalent of EduGeek for us! ) but I've got to look at forefront due to NHS licensing. Have you had it find any real nastys yet? Or any reports of it not finding stuff?

    Rob
  14. EduTech's Avatar
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    I can also confirm this works perfect much easier this way. and took minutes to install and nothing can get broken.

    Looks much better than the normal "discussion boards"
  15. EduTech's Avatar
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    1. Install WSS3 and MOSS2007 SP2:
    This could be fun! Let hope it dont break any of my highly customised environment!

    I'm sure we will both find that out!! as it is on my list as well oh the joy!
  16. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    Hi there... late response I know but here we go!

    1. Cleanup rates... well i get emails from it periodically telling em when it has found a "threat" and dealt with it. The usual .js ones so far and all dealt with.

    2. Deployment. We used to have AVG, thankfully a quick google showed up that Kaspersky had an AVG removal tool. It does what it says on the tin - silently removes AVG. Used that and pushed Forefront at the same time using WSUS. You can use GPSI though.
  17. p858snake's Avatar
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    But come the summer and this software can be installed ready to upset the little blighter in September. I'm actually half way through my 6000 consumables budget in just 2 months! Admittedly 400 was for this software
    But if you use the release stations in large commons areas such as the library you should save some because people actually have to go up and approve the job so people dosn't get wasted by accidently clicks and walk offs.
  18. BrianG's Avatar
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    You're right, I'd much rather put the 12K to good use and buy hardware and software that is going to be of more use, than hand it over to microsoft for Office. Open office is the way to go !

    I can understand, from the teachers point of view, they haven't had a techie for months and they find administering things using winsuite to be quite easy and agreeable but from a technical point of view it's a complete nightmare. I will be trying my best to get rid of it
  19. browolf's Avatar
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    you didn't, but if you want the respect of intellectuals you've got to at least pretend to be ;-)
  20. tmcd35's Avatar
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    Firstly Brian - Take a base ball bat and gently apply it to your heads head until he caves in and agrees how bad WinSuite is. Seriously, convince him that you need to move to Win7 ASAP to stay up with modern tech. Then, as an after thought, mention WinSuite is not Win7 compatible. Whatever you do, get rid of it!!!

    As for OpenOffice. To upgrade all machines to the current version of M$ Office would cost us 12k. Thankfully M$ only release new version every 3 years and we can skip versions. So 12k every 6 years. The problem is 12k is a computer suite! I'd rather replace old hardware than waist 12k on a piece of software we don't really need, do we?