(Feel free to point me to a thread if my search missed it.)
I'm interested to know how everyone else lays out their network shares for their schools? I recently introduced DFS and now have the staff user accounts (roaming profiles) on a 'Users' DFS share with the intention to get the students onto a similar 'Students' one in the future somewhen, but how do you guys manage the Department resources and such like? I have a DFS root named 'Files' which is mapped to the K drive for staff and students alike and it contains:
AdminPrivate - Just for Headteacher, few SMT etc.
AdminPublic - Doc store for the admin staff
NetworkSoftware - Installation point for network-installed software
Photos - School photos
StaffResources - Department resources for staff, divided into Department folders with appropriate permissions.
StudentResources - As above, but for the stuff the teachers what the kids to get to for lessons etc.
Videos - All video resources go here, divided by dept as above.
It's not really ideal, as the student have to have the K drive mapped which opens up all of those DFS links to them. They're set security-wise so they can't get in (and tested), but it would be better if they couldn't see them at all.
I'm toying with two 'StaffFiles' and 'StudentsFiles' DFS roots and splitting it but I'm stuck for ideas.
I'm interested really in how you keep all of the dept data separate and manageable. Do you divide it by dept first then leave them to do what they like in that folder? Do you divide it out into resource type first and then give them a dept folder inside that, like I have with Videos (similar to Win7 Libraries I suppose, without the Library functionality)?
Ideas on a postcard please, if anyone fancies helping me out. :)