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    New Survey

    Ok folks ... thanks for your last contribution to the surveys ...

    THe next survey is up and running (apologies for the delay ... I was trying to actually have a life ... I'd heard that it was fun, but it seemed over-rated to me)

    How many desktops do you support? I am not looking for laptops (even under a laptops for students scheme) or even admin desktops ... just plain old classroom or IT Suite boxes (or terminals for those that want to pick hairs!)

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    Re: New Survey

    623 XP Pro Desktops

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    Re: New Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by tosca925
    623 XP Pro Desktops
    Ouch. I only have about 80, but admittedly, it's not them that takes up most of my time.

    You don't do that by yourself do you? 8O

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    i hope thats not by yourself, i thought 380 machines on my own was bad enough

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    Re: New Survey

    I didn't realise people had so many desktop computers... I'd say my desktops only take up 10% of my standard week both hardware and software wise (at least it has been that way until recently because I am now replacing and imaging over half of those, plus I'll end up with quite a few more).

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    there are two of us, add to that the 146 staff laptops (which cause more grief than all the desktops put together)

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    I only have 80 to manage, plus 80 laptops and admin machines (plus printers and the like). But this number will be growing soon as we are replacing a room this summer and the old ones will become thin terminals so I will then have 110 desktops...

    Do other schools do this? Use the old machines after they have been 'replaced' - by putting them around the school?

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    Re: New Survey

    Errr, at a guess here, as I've not got exact numbers.

    around 350 student desktop machines, about 80 or so staff admin machines.

    Then add onto that, 10 servers, 4 technician desktops, around 90 student laptops, and about 160 or so staff laptops, 26 wireless network access points, about 60 switches in 11 cabinets and more cabling that you can shake a stick at!

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    140 spread over 8 sites

    regards

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    Re: New Survey

    I presume this is per desktop per school, yes?

    If so, practically none. I only really do servers and networking now. Granted if there's an emergency other the other guys need a hand I can muck in and help though.

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    flash git

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    Re: New Survey

    Main school
    350 desktops
    120 laptops
    4 win 2003 servers
    1 G4 Os9 server

    each feeder (shared support - although I seem to do most of it!)
    80 desktops
    60 laptops
    1 Win NT4 or 2003 server

    Total:
    830 desktops
    480 laptops
    11 servers
    7 sites.

    On my own. Fortunately the councils comms department run most of the network hardware so switches etc are mostly covered by them unless it's an emergency.

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    Re: New Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Do other schools do this? Use the old machines after they have been 'replaced' - by putting them around the school?
    Yes, we had over 100 Windows 95 clients when I started here, I've got it down to about 20 with a very good image that can be whacked on in 10 mins if anything happens to them. Even now though I'm being asked to move Windows 98 PCs from one classroom to another after replacing them with new, I'm told by management that I can't dispose of them because they refuse to pay the disposal costs and that each PC, whether good or not counts towards our computers/student ratio...

    silly situation! It's even worse in the primaries.

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    Re: New Survey

    Personally I only have 27 desktops and 30 laptops... but I help out in the main building too which is about 500

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    Re: New Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Do other schools do this? Use the old machines after they have been 'replaced' - by putting them around the school?
    We will use old computers until they properly die (as in smoke and everything) - and even then I will cannabilise several 'broken' machines to form one working machine. However, recently, we gave 30+ desktops to charity since we ran out of storage.

    I don't look after a big school, so I think we only have about 60 desktops - but this number is growing all the time.

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