Help\advice needed please
Whilst I have some experience with Macs, it is sadly lacking due to little exposure to them.
But we have two Mac suites in the Music dept.
Now the IT guy who was here before wanted nothing to do with them at all!!
So the Macs have been used as 'standalone' apart from having Internet access until now.
I want to change that. The Mac suites are getting a bit jaded. So the thouths are at the moment to make one suite a PC suite and revamp the Mac suite. This way the Kids can experience both platforms.
What I want to do is to integrate the macs into the school network so that the pupils can access their home folder and save work as and when needed.
Now one of the concerns was the amount of traffic that would\could be produced by the large wav files etc.
So my thought were to put a
Server (prob mac but not essental) in the Music Block and have the macs Authenticate to there and save the work there.
But then allow(via that server) access to the rest of the network (the pupils home dir,classworks foler etc and the Internet.
I am after suggestions,reccomendations, advice on the best way to do this.
I want to integrate the macs into the School AD so that the pupils have the same security and things are logged. At the mo the pupils often 'mess about' on the macs and a lot of time is spent onsetting things back to how they should be.
Work is saved on the local hard disk!!!!
So a pupil has to go back to the same Mac each time.
I don't want a 'them and us' situation and would much prefer to integrate in.
Also the Teachers have mac notebooks (thats fine) but at the mo they also have a pc laptop for SIMS. Can SIMS be run on a mac?