How do you setup your staff laptops for school and home use? offline files, caching
We've just moved to W7 over the summer and im now looking at the way the teachers use there laptops both on and off site.
With windows XP staff had a domain login (domain\u.sername) and a local account login (local\teacher)
So essentially they would have 2 different desktops and 2 sets of documents etc....
Now, im looking at caching their domain logins onto the laptops so that they only have to use the one logon. I've also got there home areas to be available offline which is nice..
Ive hit a few problems though. the staff dont have access to change the proxy settings in IE, so if they want to use their internet at home then they wont be able to.. Apart from installing another browser, is there any way around that?
Syncing and notifications - I cant see anywhere that shows the member of staff the syncing progress once they connect back to the domain.. I can see the sync centre icon in the task bar but thats about it. Is there any other visual aid to help them determine when there files are synced?
Also, how frequently do files sync once they are working online again? On the few accounts ive tested, once ive logged onto the domain i've had to force the laptops to sync with the server