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How do you do....it? Thread, How can we get the best out of our rubbish netbooks? in Technical; Originally Posted by X-13 nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana... BAT FILES! Slaps forehead...
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    nana nana nana nana nana nana nana nana... BAT FILES!

    Slaps forehead

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    It'd probably be more useful as a coaster.
    +1 for this. We've had a call from the police this morning that one of our netbooks has been recovered. Not that we'd reported it stolen - nobody even knew it was missing they're so useless (and ours have 2Gb of RAM). Last time it checked in to the network was January.

    Meldrew

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    its a bit long as users in most of my schools are stored in a different dir depending on yeargroup (so if the first character is 7 they are in y6 currently and so on it then assumkes anything not a number is staff. This may or may not need altering for your setup I suspect the actual maps will BUT the user area map net use u: \\server\users$\staff\%str% /user:%str% * needs the * at the end that prompts for password the rest don't as they use the same details. It probably looks more complicated than it is and could be tidied up there are testing references still part there but it works though granted is far from elegant

    Code:
    echo off
    rem mapdrive prompt v3 20-09-13
    net use r: /delete
    net use u: /delete
    net use v: /delete
    
    set /p str=Enter Username: 
    rem echo %str%
    set str2=%str:~0,1%
    rem echo %str2%
    rem echo %stra%
    rem decide what year group by first character
    if  %str2%==1 goto equals1
    if  %str2%==2 goto equals2
    if  %str2%==3 goto equals3
    if  %str2%==4 goto equals4
    if  %str2%==5 goto equals5
    if  %str2%==6 goto equals6
    if  %str2%==7 goto equals7
    if  %str2%==8 goto equals8
    if  %str2%==9 goto equals9
    if  %str2%==0 goto equals0
    
    rem echo not 0-9 so presumably staff
    
    net use u: \\server\users$\staff\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    net use v: \\server\users$
    
    rem echo %mapu%
    
    goto end
    
    :equals1
    net use u: \\server\users$\2011\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    
    goto end
    
    :equals2
    net use u: \\server\users$\2012\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals3
    net use u: \\server\users$\2013\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals4
    net use u: \\server\users$\2014\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals5
    net use u: \\server\users$\2015\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals6
    net use u: \\server\users$\2006\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals7
    net use u: \\server\users$\2007\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals8
    net use u: \\server\users$\2008\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals9
    net use u: \\server\users$\2009\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :equals0
    net use u: \\server\users$\2010\%str% /user:%str% *
    net use r: \\server\resources$
    goto end
    
    :end
    
    pause

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    its a bit long as users in most of my schools are stored in a different dir depending on yeargroup (so if the first character is 7 they are in y6 currently and so on it then assumkes anything not a number is staff. This may or may not need altering for your setup I suspect the actual maps will BUT the user area map net use u: \\server\users$\staff\%str% /user:%str% * needs the * at the end that prompts for password the rest don't as they use the same details. It probably looks more complicated than it is and could be tidied up there are testing references still part there but it works though granted is far from elegant
    Thanks a bundle, this could help me a great deal in the short term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiep View Post
    We have four trolleys of samsung netbooks which take an age at the beginning of lessons to log on to the network.
    This could be due to a number of factors, but the parts of the netbook itself you could look at would be the RAM, possibly an SSD as already pointed out, and you could try changing the wireless card. For RAM in netbooks, the "upper limit" quoted is often 2GB because that was a limit imposed by Microsoft for Windows Starter Edition, they might actually be able to take more RAM - I have a netbook at home I use for playing sound effects and so on, and that now has 4GB of RAM and an SSD and fairly zips along.

    If you plan to use the netbook as a non-domain device, you could consider installed Android or similar and have the device be managed by your Mobile Device Management system. Either that or a Linux distribution that will do web browsing locally but open a remote window to a server for running things like Word.

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    We have the same issue - and I think it is the wireless - the netbooks are strangled and cannot take advantage of the full speed of the wireless? (not sure what I am talking about here - in the wrong school and not sure I understood it anyway). They have 2Gb RAM but they just crawl. They are on the domain and we have roaming profiles.
    Some of them, the older ones are nearly useless although interestingly they work better on the Ruckus network in one school than the Meru in the other (almost identical server/network setup)

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    its also possibly overriding roaming profiles on these and just let them generate local profiles less network traffic so if the same kid always uses laptop01 they should get a faster login

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    Install your preferred flavour of Linux on the netbooks, throw a couple of terminal servers on your domain and point the netbooks RDP clients at them.
    Just completed a similar project for a school, they are now using netbooks for SIMS registration on Terminal Servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djm968 View Post
    Install your preferred flavour of Linux on the netbooks, throw a couple of terminal servers on your domain and point the netbooks RDP clients at them.
    Just completed a similar project for a school, they are now using netbooks for SIMS registration on Terminal Servers.
    Yup... Beat me to it. I was just going to suggest this!

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    We wiped ours and put ubuntu on using them as web browsers. The Junior school where really enjoying using them like this using Google Docs to do any work, that was until we had a break in and they were all stolen, gutted i ashore you! Replaced them with Chromebooks which everyone really likes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djm968 View Post
    Install your preferred flavour of Linux on the netbooks, throw a couple of terminal servers on your domain and point the netbooks RDP clients at them.
    Just completed a similar project for a school, they are now using netbooks for SIMS registration on Terminal Servers.
    You say that like it is easy! I wish I had the time - or indeed the expertise - to do something like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    You say that like it is easy! I wish I had the time - or indeed the expertise - to do something like this
    it isnt actually that hard either. Installing linux is no harder than windows (at least on a single pc basis never tried wds/mdt style deployment dont even know if it exists) and teminal servers again especially if only for internal use arnt hard. Install server, give fixed ip, install role, install software. The hardest bit is licensing imo
    Last edited by sted; 4th October 2013 at 09:44 AM.

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    When you do 3 hours a day in a 370 pupil school and there are 70 netbooks to deal with...it all becomes a bit more problematic...

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    Try Windows 8 on one, it is way lighter and with nice small mandatory profiles should be decently quick. Its worth a try and probably easier than Linux in the event there is one tiny thing with them that it does not like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    When you do 3 hours a day in a 370 pupil school and there are 70 netbooks to deal with...it all becomes a bit more problematic...
    granted i diddnt say it would be trouble free but i suspect im in any school less time than you and while rebuilding a trolley/suite can take weeks as id rather do a few at a time so they can still use the rest its doable

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