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    I have two suites to shove in around 60 + machines

    The rest is all maintenance and upgrades / imaging and maybe a bit of networking .

    im thinking i could get the two suites in within a day .

    I done half a suite in 3 hours That included removing old equipment , shoving in new machines , Image them , upgrade ram and rejoin and install WPKG.

    Would be nice to have a helper

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    erm you might want to check those all in ones we supplied a school with them for the suite and they diddnt have a vga/dvi out on them (lenovo something or other cant remember the model no)
    Good point!

    However, when I made the original order, I made it very clear to the sales team that these would be used in conjunction with a smartboard. Therefore, I would expect there to be no problems on that score.....

    At least I hope not....otherwise someone at Viglen will be getting a rather irate email, as it was their recommendation!!!

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    Our HP All-in-Ones don't have a VGA out either, we're using a USB to VGA connection for the one connected to a projector.

    Haven't decided what to do this summer, as I'd actually like to have a holiday this year... Going to experiment with some software, have a look at some GPOs, readjust our profiles, but generally keep it interesting. And fix all those niggle little things that have been building up the last few terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Good point!

    However, when I made the original order, I made it very clear to the sales team that these would be used in conjunction with a smartboard. Therefore, I would expect there to be no problems on that score.....

    At least I hope not....otherwise someone at Viglen will be getting a rather irate email, as it was their recommendation!!!
    i think these lenovos were the same at a guess i think someone looked and mistook a serial port (why these days) for a vga

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2097 View Post
    install WPKG.
    GAH! Why haven't I noticed WPKG in the past .. that's my new thing for the day and I shall see how well it works for things .. then I could have a standard base image and not worry if all the staff don't need all the software .. etc ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    Here we go then!

    Summer hols are almost upon us, and today i took delivery of.....

    34 Smartboards, 34 short-throw projectors, 34 Control panels, and assorted wiring.

    103 boxes of stuff that will be fitted over the next 3 weeks.

    That's not including the 34 All-in-One PCs that will be delivered in the next couple of weeks, for the smartboards!

    Oh, wait a minute....What's that on the horizon?

    40 more (minimum) PCs coming in soon.

    Plus, the need to rebuild MOST of the campus machines, and get as many on W7 as possible.

    Most of the time, there will be just 2 of us in the department.......Gonna be a long, busy summer!

    BUT....no students!!! (until they come back, and start breaking stuff again!) Happy summer holidays, everyone!
    I have to wonder where the financing for all that came from?

    Gareth

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    Got a bit of a crazy Summer here, but will away for large swathes of it on honeymoon!

    This Summer has been:

    2 new IT suites (1 done in term time already though to help)
    17 new workstations for Music
    4 new Macs for Media
    4 new PCs for MFL
    7 new Smartboards
    New backup NAS to setup
    Finish deployment of Office 2010, contine W7 migration
    Migrate entire IP range across to new range as we've filled the old
    Deploy a repurposed set of SEN laptops
    Along with the usual tidying, setup new Y12 users (Y7 done), etc etc. Just me here too

    It's all good though, I like being busy and the new equipment is getting a great reaction from staff and students.

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    CC3 to CC4.
    New tape loader.
    CC4 anywhere.
    Some more virtualization.
    New server to accomodate the above.
    Rebuild around 800 workstations.
    Build a whole bunch of laptops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    I have to wonder where the financing for all that came from?

    Gareth
    We're an Agricultural & Horticulture college (Not too hard to find out which one now!!!)

    The finance for it was set aside so that we could have a "Standard Room Build" so that each tutor would know what to expect from ANY classroom that they use.

    The 40 PCs were budgetted for, last year, and there looks like there could be 100+ coming, as well, as part of a consortium bid.



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