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Network and Classroom Management Thread, LAN Ranger alternative in Technical; @ MikW, i'm having a play with it now, again i haven't used it for a while....
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    @ MikW, i'm having a play with it now, again i haven't used it for a while.

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    We are currently having big problems with NETOP 5.5 and Ranger working together.....

    Both are blaming each other, netop 5.0 is fine, but 5.5 just hangs at login with the field background...... annoying

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoeknee View Post
    Though I've not looked at it or seen any costs there is a Ranger alternative called Impero. Seems to combine features of LR and RRC
    Impero is outstanding - highly recommended.

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    I moved just the one school off Ranger and they were absolutely delighted when the network was running quicker, but also that the school no longer had an annual fee to re-new the software.

    Ranger is just like RM as far as I am concerned, as Active Directory is still running in the background.

    If you want an easy way to shutdown all workstations, you can use XP's own shutdown utility. Right click your desktop and choose New > Shortcut. Copy this line:

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    %systemroot%\system32\Shutdown.exe
    Click Next and name the shortcut, Shutdown Workstations then click Finish. Right click the shortcut and choose Properties.

    In the target field add /i so it reads:

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    %systemroot%\system32\Shutdown.exe /i
    Now apply changes. You can give it a nice icon by clicking Change Icon if you like too Now double click the shortcut. You can now Browse your domain and shutdown workstations either in groups or individually. Hope this helps!

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    We are running totally vanilla 2k3R2 and XP here.. the only thing we have ontop is Dameware NT utilities (which includes the remote control stuff). Very fair licensing too.

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    I use Psshutdown.

    We use Dameware mini remote but not the full NT utilities.

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    Maniac,
    Hi, how did you remove Ranger from your network? The way I see it I have to rebuild half the network??!!

    May thanks for your help

    STariq

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    Quote Originally Posted by stariq View Post
    Maniac,
    Hi, how did you remove Ranger from your network? The way I see it I have to rebuild half the network??!!

    May thanks for your help

    STariq
    It was well over a year ago now when we did this, and I've moved onto a different school since, but as far as I can remember you will have to log onto all your ranger enabled workstations as the 'rangerremove' user first, which uninstalls the ranger componants from the workstation.

    After this was complete on all the workstations, we simply un-installed ranger in the normal way from the servers using add remove programs from control panel. I don't remember it being that complecated at all.

    Mike.

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    Thanks for this Manic,

    Ranger is linked with AD so if i log on as a student on a non-ranger PC then they cant log on??

    I am going to build a test network and see how I get on, fingers crossed it should be OK but who knows..

    Many thanks for your help

    STariq

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    Your test network needs to have the same domain name if you going to install ranger - with the license code.

    You'll find the install files on HSDC01 ;-)

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    hang on a minute - isn't removing ranger just a batch script? Could you not just run this script from a remote location and remove that way?

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    Hi, We are going to remove Ranger from our network, it causes so many issues. I don't see the need for it as good GPO and web filter policy is adequate. However, one feature I do like (and its the only feature) is the ability to create software packages for deployment of small apps and configuration changes. My question is. Is there an Open Source alternative (or even a paid version) that can do this part only? Thanks

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