+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Network and Classroom Management Thread, CSE Network Toolkit in Technical; I'm on the verge of signing on the dotted line with CSE. Can anyone with up-to-date experience of the Toolkit ...
  1. #1
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,455
    Thank Post
    278
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75

    CSE Network Toolkit

    I'm on the verge of signing on the dotted line with CSE. Can anyone with up-to-date experience of the Toolkit endorse this decision or give me (genuine) reasons why this might be a bad move.

    To try and prevent another re-hash of the "CSE/RM/Ranger networks are only for idiots who don't know how to do 'real' network management" debate (I've read quite enough of those already), let me say this - I've considered the options and feel that for this school under these circumstances, a management product is the way to go - I just need to decide on which one to use.

  2. Thanks to enjay from:

    Edu-IT (29th March 2011)

  3. #2
    cpjitservices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    East Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,152
    Thank Post
    439
    Thanked 236 Times in 215 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    68
    well RM would offer you CC4 which is very expensive and if CC3 is anything to go by it'll be heavy too!, alot of schools and other educational facilities are straying away from RM to save on cash, CSE have all the tools that RM have - I dont think these management solutions are for idiots, if thats the route you choose that's upto you, CSE look to be just as good as RM I've no idea on pricing though and also when I was running a CC3 network trying to get through to RM when there was a problem was like trying to get blood from a stone and when they did answer it took them 3-4 days to do anything.

    Anyway good luck!

  4. #3
    kcymer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    147
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    I think CSE is best management network for schools these days, as it is based on Vanilla, and does not change much on AD, so it is much easier to transfer to Vanilla domain, if there would be a need. If I would have money, I would go with them.
    These kind of tools save lots of time and just make life easier, maybe you learn more with pure Vanilla etc, but if you don't have time and hands - CSE looks perfect. Go for it mate !

    And RM services are getting worse, 5 years ago I could get solution to the problem from them in a day, now it takes sometimes 2 weeks to solve something (main problem with RM software and how it is working) and I believe they are more expensive.

    Best of luck

  5. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    860
    Thank Post
    273
    Thanked 130 Times in 110 Posts
    Blog Entries
    26
    Rep Power
    39
    Take a look at my post about CSE I've just done, hope it is of some use:

    Burconix - BCX Management Tools

    Pete

  6. Thanks to FragglePete from:

    enjay (29th March 2011)

  7. #5
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,455
    Thank Post
    278
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    Thanks Pete, that's really helpful.

  8. #6
    enjay's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reading, Berkshire, UK
    Posts
    4,455
    Thank Post
    278
    Thanked 196 Times in 167 Posts
    Rep Power
    75
    @kcymer - do you have CSE in place?

  9. #7
    kcymer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    147
    Thank Post
    4
    Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    enjay, sorry no, can't afford it. But seen it working and could compare to cc3 which I have and it gives so much more freedom in comparison.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Well done CSE
    By mattx in forum General Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22nd September 2010, 10:51 AM
  2. Do we really need products like RM Connect or CSE ?
    By Richard_Finnigan in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 28th June 2010, 02:09 PM
  3. Removing CSE? Does anyone know how?
    By anthonygilbert in forum Windows
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th May 2010, 06:09 PM
  4. CSE
    By irsprint84 in forum Recommended Suppliers
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 23rd May 2009, 08:48 PM
  5. CSE
    By Gibson335 in forum Bad Experiences
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 17th October 2008, 02:27 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •