Network and Classroom Management Thread, From RM CC3 to who? in Technical; Originally Posted by djm968
Nooooooo sorry but I wouldn't touch them with barge pole. The installation at one of the ...
29th June 2010, 07:41 PM #76
I wouldnt either but the engineer they sent was very good and servers were generally good but why 32bit DC's Os at the time was beyond me! I love my vanilla network and wouldnt look back
Originally Posted by djm968
29th June 2010, 10:09 PM #77
What did the 40k include though? I think you need to provide more info.
Originally Posted by Galway
30th June 2010, 10:23 AM #78
Did they not install their Network Manager Tool Kit? It just wasn’t fit for purpose! To be fair though the product was still in early stages of development but this should have been completed prior to installation at the Academy. Ranger is a good compromise.
Originally Posted by irsprint84
30th June 2010, 10:27 AM #79
All that thing really was, was a GUI for scripts only used it twice otherwise used AD
Originally Posted by djm968
1st July 2010, 11:46 AM #80
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The problem is that using a third party managed system to many people here (myself included) just seems like a waste of money when you can easily do all the things that classlink or CC4 can do with AD group policy and a few select tools.
Take for example the school I'm in now. It bought into classlink XP at the cost of £25k before I took over. In order to upgrade the workstations to a new service pack you have to pay an annual fee to viglen of around £14k. Or you can not pay them, install an untarnished copy of xp (or 7, but not vista), and update it using the standard SP3 that M$ provide for download. The server has non of the classlink extras installed anymore, other than ghost, but is still easy to manage.
Managed systems like classlink and CC are just a way for big IT vendors to hold you to ransom every year. If you dont know how to manage group policy, then google is a friend. Or get an IT company in to do the initial setup and provide training to yourselves. The worst thing you can do is tie yourself into another dodgy contract.
1st July 2010, 12:11 PM #81
Yup! I agree.
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