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  1. Steven_Cleaver's Avatar
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    Hi
    Have run the SIM's Server on Virtualised Server for around four years as above on citrix xen and same 4 vcpus and 4gb ram same as pablo007 I have only ever seen it been touched if I try to run some really heavy Reports I have designed and trying to extract masses amount of data during the day when everyone is using it, but to be honest no one really noticed and to be honest think this would be the same Virtualised or not knowing SIM's Reports but was easy to spot because of the Virtualisation Console.

    Pro's

    Easy to Monitor Performance.
    Easy to Snapshot before Sims upgrades.(makes me slightly less nervious with SIM's upgrades just roll back)
    Better fault tolerance and redundancy.
    Easier to ugrade more RAM or CPU's.

    CON's

    To be honest can't really think of any.
  2. tommej's Avatar
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    We have just had 7 of the philips 65" screens fitted - they are coming out to install a firmware patch to add freeze functionality (they haven't done this yet). Careful with the weight of these each one was over 70KG.

    Look fantastic in the classrooms and teachers suddenly are using touch in every lesson!
  3. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Indeed it is
    The only difference being the repeating of the shutdown command on the hour for 8 hours, which helps when students turn the PC back on, or were still logged in when the initial shutdown command had been sent.
  4. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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  5. pablo007's Avatar
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    I think the issue here is with running simsinst ? I felt certain that was phased out and you now had to run plain old infrastructure setup ? could be wrong, in any case you need either sql express or full blown sql (recommended).
    speak to capita re: the passwords etc I know them but not sure I should post them here.
    regards
  6. pablo007's Avatar
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    Hi there we have run sims on a virtualised citrix xen server for four years and its never missed a beat. 4 vcpus, 4gb ram. highly recommended here..
  7. mavhc's Avatar
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    On our 3 site system I only replicate static drives, resources, apps etc. Everything is mapped to DFS, but nothing users can change is replicated.
  8. TheScarfedOne's Avatar
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    They are all linked on here now... but i will put a summary blog post up with them all on
  9. LeightonJames's Avatar
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    eduofficer - invest in some screen wipes and give them a good clean. You might find the calibration issues clear up. Also check that there is nothing stuck around the frame as this sometimes causes problems too.
  10. eduofficer's Avatar
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    Interested in comments by LeightonJames - if any else has these screens are they also experiencing problems - we are having screen freeze and callibration problems....
  11. simpsonj's Avatar
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    Worked perfectly here on my virtual test machine, rolled out to desktops to face trial by students!
  12. bondbill2k2's Avatar
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    Distributed this using an .msi and GPO without any issues for use of codeacademy.com, worked great!

    Offical guides can be found here
    Chrome Frame Administrator's Guide - The Chromium Projects
  13. Miscbrah's Avatar
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    Ooh smashing! How did this go??
  14. CAM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK
    Surprisingly quick to get it up and going, I've spent days trying to get various flavours running on certain laptops. Haven't tried lately though.
    This has been the quickest yet for a usable machine, just getting bogged down in the little details now.
  15. SYNACK's Avatar
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    Surprisingly quick to get it up and going, I've spent days trying to get various flavours running on certain laptops. Haven't tried lately though.
  16. X-13's Avatar
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    Cool story, Bro.

    I really mean it.
  17. oxide54's Avatar
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    its really good for read only stuff. like software distribution shares and mandatory profiles.
  18. zag's Avatar
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    1 and a half years later and we have all 300 computers on SSD drives including most servers.

    Still not a single failure!

    You can now also get an intel 60GB drive for 48 now.
  19. zag's Avatar
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    Excellently timed Blog post, I was just about to ask about peoples experiences with DFS, there is indeed a lot that can go wrong!

    I'm going to build 2 identical file servers and do a simple scheduled xcopy each night. Hopefully that just means I would have to redirect the files in an emergency and have complete piece of mind I always have a backup ready to be deployed.
  20. Darylrese's Avatar
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    Anyone know how to populate the start menu rather than just the all programs menu??
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