Just run it through an RDP session. Also that means you've only ever got to upgrade one installation.
That's not what I'm planning. [Seems we have some wires crossed, good thing we're techs, eh?]
Originally Posted by morganw
First I'm moving away from propriety software, providing alternatives and showing similarities/differences between then. Then I'm going to change the proxy and filter over to in-house [if my plan succeeds]. This should give us a bit more flexibility, ATM the LA handle proxies and filters through outside companies. Same with the DNS server, if possible.
After that... moving away from RM servers/clients and using a *nix server and thin clients.
Although, the LA here are trying to make it so every student gets a username/password that will follow them throughout their school life. All linked to LGfL. Unless I can still get it linked properly, I doubt it'll happen.
I had issues integrating Ubuntu / Edubuntu with Windows - actually very easy to sort out when you know what you're doing, but a right bother if you're pressed for time and have people trying to actually use the system the whole time, so it's best to solve any such issues before staff get to use it. I found Ubuntu / Edubuntu had more issues than was ideal when used as a server, so these days I mostly use Debian (which Ubuntu is developed from) for anything server-related, which works an absolute treat. For joining an Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain I'd probably choose Samba rather than Likewise Open - can be a bit fiddly to get the hang of, but once it's set up it works.
Originally Posted by X-13
Bear in mind that you'll still need a device CAL for each workstation you add to your Windows domain - these should only be £3 each or so at education prices, but it's something that often gets forgotten.