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    CC3.

    Going Vanilla WS2008 with a VMware ESX bottom end.
    Last edited by Theblacksheep; 1st April 2009 at 11:18 AM.

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    Plainest vanilla here, last remnants of RM CC on some old PCs found in cupboards

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    Vanilla here - come summer both domains are being torn down and a shiny new one put in its place

    Then along comes BSF ....

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    Vanilla rules OK. Still have remnants running CC3/successmaker as a cost-nothing system. This will go this year. Also will combine Admin and Curriculum (at last). CC was too restrictive for what the college wanted to do.

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    CC3 at the moment but just installed my first "clean" server ready to migrate to Vanilla.

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    We were on viglen til I came along 3 years ago. That was one my first major tasks. The school were paying for it, and I asked why? We're on vanilla now. Its easier to manage and mantain. Why make things harder for yourself?

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    Ranger here but am starting to use more of the vanilla settings and keep saying we'll remove ranger but it always ends up being next year lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.81 View Post
    Ranger here but am starting to use more of the vanilla settings and keep saying we'll remove ranger but it always ends up being next year lol...
    i help support a school with that its dreadful

    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Winsuite....

    still got a few schools running this im trying to wean em off it and as we are now installing 64 bit 2003/2008 servers winsuite 3.5 isnt supported so next server upgrade its gone. It was good for 98 pcs but as soon as you get 2000/xp (and eventually vista/win 7 will have to happen) boxes its pointless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    CC3.

    Going Vanilla WS2008 with a VMware ESX bottom end.
    Funny, that's precisely the direction we're heading in, we currently have CC3 as well. I just need to 'fully justify' the extra expense for that solution over the cheaper quotes we've received for a 'traditional' network setup. I don't think I'll have much trouble doing so thou.

    I would do it all in house, but time is a bit on the short side this summer.

    Mike.

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    I would do it all in house, but time is a bit on the short side this summer.
    Perhaps their should be a poll on this, but unless you've got helpers I don't think a (6 week) summer hol is enough to start from scratch and have a good, solid 2K8 based system ready for roll-out. Trouble is that depends on agreeing a definition of "good, solid". Are we allowed Vanilla vs. Vanilla debates?

    PS: Or debates about why people reckon a 3rd party all-the-bits-off-the-shelf "vanilla" Windows is significantly different from a CC3? I have a few problems spotting the difference. [With CC4 that's much easier]. What is "plain Windows", do you have to make it all yourself and how much 3rd party s/w are you allowed to have in what context?
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    Ranger with 2 x 2k3 servers

    We have just ordered 4 new servers, a SAN and, along with the two above servers, are creating a nice little virtual Citrix Farm.

    This easter tho, we are moving to a vanilla network. Thank goodness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    Perhaps their should be a poll on this, but unless you've got helpers I don't think a (6 week) summer hol is enough to start from scratch and have a good, solid 2K8 based system ready for roll-out. Trouble is that depends on agreeing a definition of "good, solid". Are we allowed Vanilla vs. Vanilla debates?
    I've done it in three weeks, learning as went, before now - moving from NT4 to 2k3 with two domains, 400 clients, etc etc.

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    Migrated from Netware 6.5 with a mixture of Windows 98/NT/2000/XP desktops 2.5 years ago to AD running on Server 2003 now with Windows XP desktops only. We also have about 100 MACs integrated with our AD.

    Used to use RM Easymail for email communications, then went to a 3rd party MOSS2007 provider with Email included. They started to charge us for email use in November so I installed Exchange 2007 on a Win 2008 box and went live mid December.

    Installed MOSS 2007 2 weeks ago and had Capita install the SLG2 on top of it last week, with a hope to installing SLK on top of that next week and going live in about 8 weeks to staff, students in September and parents in October.

    Plans in the pipeline include a printing contract that will see us loose all of our current printers for a fully managed and audited print system in place hopefully during the Whitsun holiday.

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    Did have viglen with a bit of linux which didnt work,then formatted it all and started with plain old windows now works a dream

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