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    Remote Access to School Doc's and Shared Areas

    Hi all

    I am setting up a network from scratch and I was wandering if anyone could give me any ideas on remote access to docs and shared drives? All data will be stored here but I would like to give access from outside of school. I have looked at MS remote desktop, we use this at the moment from our service provider and its quite flakey (it could be the way its setup to be fair). Is there anything else anyone would recommend that works well and reliably?

    Any ideas greatly appreciated.

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    My preferred option is to provide a remote desktop server with Office installed - that way files do not go missing being copied to memory sticks or hard drives. Licensing is fairly inexpensive with EES too.

    I did look into a web based system running on a WebDAV server but that really baffled some of my less teccy staff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiMarv View Post
    My preferred option is to provide a remote desktop server with Office installed - that way files do not go missing being copied to memory sticks or hard drives. Licensing is fairly inexpensive with EES too.

    I did look into a web based system running on a WebDAV server but that really baffled some of my less teccy staff.
    Is that used by staff and students? Did you have to take the EES student option to allow students to connect remotely? I would be interested in the ball park figure you paid for this? How many students and staff do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiMarv View Post
    My preferred option is to provide a remote desktop server with Office installed - that way files do not go missing being copied to memory sticks or hard drives. Licensing is fairly inexpensive with EES too.

    I did look into a web based system running on a WebDAV server but that really baffled some of my less teccy staff.
    I have put this forward and its all costed for, you're right its not too bad on pricing. It is very slick, particularly for Mac users but we just seem to get weird things happening. I'm not privvy to the back end so it may be the setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiza View Post
    Is that used by staff and students? Did you have to take the EES student option to allow students to connect remotely? I would be interested in the ball park figure you paid for this? How many students and staff do you have?
    It was priced on our full time members of staff on EES, ours is about 233 per year over 3 years. We have 44 full time staff and about 500 students.

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    I have 150 staff and 420 students - When I asked the licensing reseller she said that for the EES we pay based on the number of staff and student usage is included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndiMarv View Post
    I have 150 staff and 420 students - When I asked the licensing reseller she said that for the EES we pay based on the number of staff and student usage is included.
    Are you providing just remoteapps or remote desktops too? @Millgate any guidance on this? Kate went through it with me but I have forgotten as I only remembered the bits I was interest in.

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    HAP+ for docs

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    another +1 for HAP. It can be a bit tricky to set up, but @nickbro is really helpful and the peer support is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    another +1 for HAP. It can be a bit tricky to set up, but @nickbro is really helpful and the peer support is excellent.
    Thanks, I will take a look at it.

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