I may well be going into a school that has RM CC4, and whilst I have some experience with CC3 and CC4 (having helped another school that runs the system), is there anything I should be expect if I were to be running it full time?
Any and all help appreciated.
If your going to be managing it fulltime I would advise you going on the training courses provided by RM. They ain't cheap, but will certainly give you a better understanding of the product and it's limitations.
Well I have it down as a question about going on training courses etc.
wow...£999 for training, would be more than my current school spent in 4 years! lol. I wouldnt mind signing a contract to stay for 2 years for that
Your LA may offer the training - it will be slightly cheaper. I know ours does.
I would also ask around to see if any other similar size schools in the area are using CC3 / CC4 and paying a visit.
Have you an account for the RM Support site or the RM Communities forum? These are also a must, to help you along the way.
I have all the manuals in pdf format if you require them.
If you have used CC3 in depth then its much the same but better as you well know from your contact with CC4, unlike CC3 though everything is postgres SQL backend and therefore you cannot go changing things in the AD like you could with CC3.
Me n @webman are loving its functionality as will @Sylv3r before long
How is it working with W7??
and does it work with Server 2008 R2?
Nephilim, feel free to PM me about my RM experiences, not really something I can openly discuss just yet.
Despite its early problems negative press I am loving CC4.
I would be wary about taking in any experience you have of CC3 as that could trip you up. Things are quite different, eg running on a Postgres db alters a lot of stuff from CC3 (less you can tinker with in AD), package handling and deployment process is different (*don't* try and alter packages when in repository, can't manually add packages to repo, ), task handling is different.
However if you read up on the manuals then you should be able to spot the differences.
nephilim (13th July 2011)
so GPOs are ok via 2003 on windows 7? or is it a different system entirely?
There is an upgrade path but not a direct one.
Like thus: integrate server 2008R2 into Domain then transfer all the roles to this sever with promotion to DC after demotion of primary CC4 DC and then eventually a rebuild of your demoted server to 2008R2 with all CC4 packages then transfer of all the roles over to it and promotion after demoting the 2008R2 server.
Then installation of all the CC4 packages and then giving it the role of replica DC simple's yeah!
Something along those lines as I am sure someone will try to trip me up
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