+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Network and Classroom Management Thread, classlink 7 to vanilla in Technical; Hi All We are looking to get rid of classlink 7 (and not before time) however it has served us ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Devon
    Posts
    18
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
    Rep Power
    13

    classlink 7 to vanilla

    Hi All
    We are looking to get rid of classlink 7 (and not before time) however it has served us well and still provides a fair few useful tools like disk quota management, applying printers to users or groups, a login from home and etc.
    So my question is, have any of you been down this road already ? and if so what solutions did you come up with what worked what and didnt.
    Many thanks
    Mark

  2. #2

    DaveP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Can't talk now: The mother-ship is calling!
    Posts
    8,882
    Thank Post
    351
    Thanked 1,287 Times in 879 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    1128
    We ditched ClassLink7 some time ago now.

    Disk space for students is controlled by File Server Resource Manager [We don't currently restrict our staff although we could and I think we should]

    Printers are allocated on a by room basis when students logon and when staff logon they are allocated according to staff preferences [both of these are achieved using logon scripts]

    Remote login is allowed using Sun Global Desktop [with support provided by The Cutter Project and Edugeek member @kmount .

    User creation is via Active Directory, or when creating new users en masse we use Mikey Magic's Web Site - Active User Manager

    All working well at the moment.

    HTH.

  3. #3
    wesleyw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kingswinford
    Posts
    2,205
    Thank Post
    223
    Thanked 50 Times in 44 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    30
    Windows 2008 Server does disk/fodler quotas via FSRM, printers can be added to users via GPO as well. Login from home would need the use of an RDP gateway and RDP if you want it done with a minimum of cost, if you prefer an more elegant solution you can use Ericom/2X/Oracle Global Desktop however Oracles prices have now made the cheapest (with decent functionality) remote access too expensive, Citrix is a contender now unless Cutter can correct me on this? Ericom and 2X maybe your best bet if you want an easy to setup system with failover for a reasonable price.


    Wes

  4. #4
    wesleyw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Kingswinford
    Posts
    2,205
    Thank Post
    223
    Thanked 50 Times in 44 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    30
    beat me to it DaveP.


  5. #5

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Stockport
    Posts
    853
    Thank Post
    258
    Thanked 105 Times in 81 Posts
    Rep Power
    39
    We've done exactly the same as others that have posted, left Viglen about 2 years ago and have never looked back.

    The only thing we do differently, is we use Salamander for our user creation. It sits there and when a person is added into Sims Salamander automatically creates them an AD account :-)

    Just in case you don't know, Classlinks classroom management is actually a product called Netsupport which we've bought back in. Still a quality product which some additional features that aren't available in Classlink/Ranger/RM Tutor. Only advice on this, is to go to Netsupport directly for a quote.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. CLASSLINK
    By Will_Townsend in forum Educational IT Jobs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25th August 2010, 09:14 AM
  2. Viglen Classlink 10
    By napsburypark in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 5th April 2010, 02:42 PM
  3. Removing Classlink
    By brownfc in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10th June 2009, 05:57 PM
  4. Viglen Classlink
    By JonR in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 31st January 2008, 08:00 AM
  5. VIGLEN Classlink
    By Nij.UK in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 11th June 2007, 09:08 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

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