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    Software What Is In Your Kit

    So what software cds, disks etc that are in your kit that you must have

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    er umm...

    In school - mainly everythin is thru the network lol

    External jobs and those times where its quicker to install off a cd, I use a CD that i custom build.

    It also has the 911 Rescue CD [ http://www.911cd.net ] on it for diag/repairing

    I make it every week or so at home, and i have made a script to automate alot of the updates to it

    Also, custom repacking apps helps here too *see sig*

    I also use PEbuilder http://www.nu2.nu/pebuilder/ on occasion which can be very handy but not too great for the old, memory lacking machines.

    In school tho its sad but mostly due to time, if there is a prob with the OS, i'll restore a image on it, and then if it turns out to be hardware, then i'll fix that.

    Cheers,
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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    ok added to that what tools have made your liufe easier when managing the network....

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by russdev
    what tools have made your liufe easier when managing the network....
    None that I can think of right now, only the inbuilt stuff in Server 2003, but over the summer I intend to try alot of stuff so would be nice to hear about some recomended ones

    Cheers,
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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Hi All

    My first post.......

    OK, the most useful tool I use on a daily basis is a little app that our Network Manager and I put together. It uses a Kix script to capture username, time/date, IP address and computer name at logon and inserts the data into a MSSQL db. We put a web front end on it (using ASP) so we could query the db.

    It allows us to query room usage for MIS type stuff, track who logged when and where (to monitor pupils who may swap user details etc) but most of all we can ID excatly which machine a pupil is logged on at (by querying their user name) when they come up to the server room and say "my computer don't work" but can't remember whereabouts they were sat in one of the IT suites.

    Doesn't sound much I know but it's VERY useful.

    If anyone wants the ASP / Kix Script just shout.

    Cheers
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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    **SHOUTS** - sounds good kgcs!

    I use the Ultimate Boot CD [UBCD] to boot to the network and pull down an image. I don't carry CD's around anymore, as Nath says, only the OS CD's and CD's containing Servece Packs just to lighten network load - when I know i'm going to be using them.

    I suppose vnc has been a major player for remote support. Although some staff, particularly finance staff, seem to need a personal visit at least 3 times a day .

    Second most used apps would be poweroff - to script schoolwide shutdown at the end of the day. [also useful for gathering odd mac addresses] - partnered with wakelan to wake everything up of a morning.

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    XP Anti-Spy is a very useful tool - check it out!

    Also try NLite - Allows you to create an automated XP Install CD for the times when you need to create that 'Master' Image.

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Hirens Boot CD. Very dodgy, but will pull your fat out of the fire in an emergency.

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    @DB:

    lol Why dodgy DB?

    @Mango_RW:

    XP Anti-Spy - link pls

    [r u anything to do with Mango not RW? lol]

    @kgcs:

    I'd be interested in that too. I've started something similar and was gonna try a bit more with it over the summer but I'd appreciate it if you feel like sharing

    Cheers,
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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Follow this link...
    http://62.253.162.19/hiren.thanki/bootcd.html
    That good enough?

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Can't beat a Linux boot CD with ntfsfix on it for rescuing screwed up filesystems. I don't know why MS bothered with chkdsk, I've never seen it sucessfully fix anything on an NTFS 5 partition.

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    lol yep, tho most of it is freeware/shareware stuff like the 911 CD I use, and the rest is fine if you own it (lol naturally).

    I'll give it a whirl sometime but i presume they might use the same engine that the 911 cd uses (http://www.cdshell.org/) to the boot process.

    Still....its all good, and I noticed a XP Anti-Spy link on that page too

    Cheers again DB
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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    @Mango_RW:

    XP Anti-Spy - link pls

    [r u anything to do with Mango not RW? lol]
    XP Anti-Spy - http://xp-antispy.org/index.php?opti...sellang&iso=en - download in either zip or exe your choice.

    Username in relation to our school name plus my initials: Mangotsfield School !

    8O

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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Mango_RW
    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    @Mango_RW:
    [r u anything to do with Mango not RW? lol]
    Username in relation to our school name plus my initials: Mangotsfield School !
    8O
    hehe No offense meant.

    I was being half asleep as usual as I thought it read mungo, not mango lol (as there is a user called mungo here already you see and..........)

    never mind

    I iz the zombie of the forum :twisted:

    Cheers and soz for the confusion (as always )
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    Re: Software What Is In Your Kit

    well when your usal post time is at 4 in moring what do you expect

    or has time on forums f upped again...

    Russ



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