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    Remote Access for SIMS

    Hi,

    We've recently just rolled out SIMS to our School over from E1. SLT have now asked us to provide remote access for SIMS so that they can modify data from home.

    We've not been much involved with the purchasing of SIMS so we've not had much input, only the deployment and implementation. I know that we have purchased InTouch and SLG as part of the package.

    How have some of you allowed staff access to SIMS remotely? All threads that I have read are from 2006 - 2008 so surely there is some more current info.

    Regards,

    Michael
    Last edited by linkazoid; 21st May 2014 at 09:24 AM.

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    Server 2012 R2 - Remote Apps

    Publishing RemoteApps in Windows Server 2012 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    There are a few posts on here regarding this I think

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    Check what they want to do, most things they'll want you can do offline, like writing reports or timetabling, then sync it back. I think I'd be getting worried if teachers are taking lessons registers whilst at home.

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    Our staff do a lot of SIMS related things through a Moodle plugin however not all are happy with it, and the way I see it carrying SIMS reports on a USB stick for offline use is a massive security risk.

    Offering SIMS remotlely through a secure channel seems the best option, in my opinion.

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    All my primary schools have a remote desktop gateway so the staff get a full domain desktop from home complete with domain apps, network drives and printers.

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    We do it through Remote Desktop, you can either have a gateway or a proprietary solution like RemoteSpark.

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    I think if your issuing staff with laptops, which they use a home. It's less problematic. The USB stick idea is a pretty horrid idea. The RemoteApps is a brilliant way to get around the BYOD problem.

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    Here we use Remote Desktop but do not give access to all staff. I also use LogMeIn Pro directly to my work PC. (I also use Logmein Ignition on iPad and iPhone)

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    Remote desktop here.

    Remotespark is cool if your worried about client compatibility.
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    But, what do they want to do???
    I wouldn't think many SLT would want to go in and amend data unless it's a primary. Even then the task is normally delegated to an admin responsible for it.

    My point is, if they just want access to data, or do some basic tasks, you have bought SLG and that is the Capita recommended remote access tool. It is designed for attendance, reports, homework etc. Good or bad, you have it, i'd get that rolled out, to give the basic access. Perhaps they don't need to 'edit' as much as they think, and can get away with read only access...

    If you really do need remote access to the SIMS client, then the above will work, and there are defo recent threads from this year where the same question has been asked.

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    RDS here too

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    Our own Remote Desktop solution with Encrypted App to enforce Dual Factor Authentication for security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1k3r View Post
    Our staff do a lot of SIMS related things through a Moodle plugin however not all are happy with it, and the way I see it carrying SIMS reports on a USB stick for offline use is a massive security risk.
    What's up with your Moodle plug in?

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    ow interesting that no web based solution has been put forward under this thread.
    the first post is web based
    Server 2012 R2 - Remote Apps

    Publishing RemoteApps in Windows Server 2012 - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    There are a few posts on here regarding this I think

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    the first post is web based

    Our apology - didn't look close enough.



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