General Chat Thread, How is your software organised? in General; I mean physically, cds and boxes. I've got a cupboard full to the brim with Primary software, some of it ...
20th October 2008, 11:32 PM #1
How is your software organised?
I mean physically, cds and boxes. I've got a cupboard full to the brim with Primary software, some of it ancient. I'm trying to organise it as i want to make a new ghost image.
Just got me thinking...how have you got yours organised?..i might do mine by subject, Key stage wouldn't work.
Last edited by Little-Miss; 20th October 2008 at 11:50 PM.
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20th October 2008, 11:39 PM #2
Do you mean on the start menu? By department, but we're secondary.
20th October 2008, 11:48 PM #3
Sorry, didnt explain myself too well, the actual disks and cases..
20th October 2008, 11:52 PM #4
I cache them all to a NAS, ordered by name, and then try and get rid of the disks. Licenses etc go into a big file.
20th October 2008, 11:58 PM #5
It's sorted under the mythic system - "...seek and ye shall find, (if you are worthy)"
Or rather, disks are copied to the network CD Server, codes are put onto a technicians share\folder, and then the disks are thrown into boxes and put into storage (IE lost)..
21st October 2008, 12:29 AM #6
One copy of each disk is put into a CD wallet. Seperate wallets for each department, Whole School, Drivers and Microsoft Select Agreement.
Serials are added to our WIKI.
21st October 2008, 12:35 AM #7
I keep all mine in those CD wallets that Microsoft give you to store all those software CDs they keep sending us as part of their Schools license agreement. They seem to be full of driver CDs and copies of various Linux distros.
21st October 2008, 10:07 AM #8
I've started to ISO every disk we get, chuck it onto our TeraStation in categorised folders, with licenses in a text file where needed.
The legacy system is on our staff shared area, in a restricted folder called ITAdmin. That has software, utilities, accounts, drivers etc.
I make a point of handing the physical media back, as it can't come back and bite me in the bum when they can't find it.
21st October 2008, 11:24 AM #9
I have a copier paper box for each subject with their CDs etc in. My CDs - op syst, drivers etc are in those CD filing boxes
Licences are in the filing cabinet
I recently had a big purge of software that we don't have on the system (no network licence in most cases). I gave the staff a list of what I considered vaguely useful stuff - eg 'tizzy's toybox- 3 copies' so they could use them if they want to. Those are just on a separate shelf.
21st October 2008, 11:24 AM #10
Hmm, maybe archiving them off somewhere seems to be the plan. May start that when i've settled in a bit more.
21st October 2008, 11:28 AM #11
We've got one of those big aluminium cases with lots of hanging sleeves, for most stuff.
21st October 2008, 11:30 AM #12
DJ box full of discs with excel spreadsheet to reference them pretty cheap around £15 for 500 numbered capacity.
21st October 2008, 11:30 AM #13
All our software CDs are in a cupboard in our office categorized into departments.
I've often wondered whether to leave responsibility for CDs to the relevant department after we have installed it.
21st October 2008, 11:36 AM #14
All our softwares physical media is in a big rollerdoor locked cabinet with each piece of software in a labelled archive-style folder with the manuals/licence agreement,etc
21st October 2008, 11:37 AM #15
I find they tend to lose them, then come up and insist that "IT had them last".
Hence I ISO everything. I can just turn and laugh.
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