Managing and configuring student laptops
We will handout 60 x Y7, 60 x Y8, 60 x Y9 and 35 x Y10/11 laptops next year. each year all have different models and Y10/11 a new Mac Book Air.
Every student has access to 'their' personal laptop 24/7. Previous years and including this one (i started after this years config and handout) have been a disaster allowing students full admin access, installing games, open doors to viruses and spyware, you can imagine the range of repairs the technician thus has had to deal with.
This year i want them fully 'locked down' with almost no control of user settings, etc and only document creation and management, wireless accounts and passwords, applications, etc. I only have 1 technician, split sites, and 35-50 more machines than last year. students only access a wireless network for the internet, and have no access to visit file servers, printers, etc. I am trying to anticipate avoiding overload for the technician, although i realise we need another!
I wish to understand the further things we can do, implications of the above, and so on. We have a bit of a low confidence in IT support here so need some help with raising! My technician will take possession of all of them next week so is ready to start hauling through the image ghosting and setup.
Thanks in advance.