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    Afternoon All

    I work for a council ICT support team looking after 50 primary schools. We have been using an old version of WinSuite for a number of years to give the pupils a child friendly login (they can select their username from a list) and desktop (nice big shortcuts, limited start menu etc).

    We've been less than impressed with the support for this product in recent years (in fact we no longer receive any support for it) and put off upgrading to the latest version by the price.

    Can anyone out there suggest an alternative. We are not looking for something that can distribute software or lock down the desktop (we already do that via group policy), what we're really interested in is the ability to give pupils the child friendly login and desktop they've become used to with WinSuite.

    Any advice/suggestions much appreciated.

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    Have a look at netsupport http://www.netsupportsoftware.com/

    Richard

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    Will do. Thanks for that Richard.

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    Staying on this theme, does anyone know of a remote control application you can push out to the clients, rather than having to visit each one to install it? Obviously the cheaper the better - we are a tight fisted school after all! :-)

    Thanks

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    Ranger Remote control has its own depolyment console. not very cheap tho.

    VNC is free and you can create your own MSI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    Staying on this theme, does anyone know of a remote control application you can push out to the clients, rather than having to visit each one to install it? Obviously the cheaper the better - we are a tight fisted school after all! :-)

    Thanks

    Stuart
    Ranger Remote is the one you are looking for... sit click select and deploy to hundreds of Machines :-)

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