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    Bl**dy WIN98

    OK we put in some nice new sexy 2003 servers during half term and they work a treat.

    Problem is (no laughing at the back) we still have to run a number of 98 machines till we put them out to pasture next year.

    Can't afford to upgrade them so please don't suggest that!!!

    What happens is that sometimes when a kid does some work on them and logs off the file contents (but not the folders) of their my docs folder in their user area disappear. Not good news for Yr 10 + 11 and their course work.

    Any ideas?

    Dosn't seem to happen every time but has on a test user for us so its not kid related.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    I dont have any suggestions for the 98 boxes apart form the obvious but make sure you have volume shadow copy enabled on your home directories if you ahvent already so that way you can recover work easy enough.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    I think that can happen if the path in the profile differs from the box, as 98 doesn't play properly with AD. have you tried deleting the profile of your test user?

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Win9x and NT4 can't talk to Win2k3 servers.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    The Google machine is broken! :P

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sec...hg/sgch00.mspx

    It can work ... it just doesn't work well and you have to break the server (an M$ developer's words) to get it happy ... and there is no guarantee that further patches may cock up your settings.

    M$ recommendation is to use W2K server if you want legacy machines to "sort of" work.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    You also need to install 'dsclient.exe' on the workstations which is on the Windows 2000 Server CD.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Alternatively, wait for my article on setting up terminal services - it's rather easy to do and a medium-sized room of PCs will happily run off a P4 with 1GB RAM and Server 2003. This will probably be your cheapest way of ditching 98.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Saw an interesting one yesterday with terminal services.

    Bartley Green Technology College uses Thin Station as the hidden client on their machines to access terminal servers.

    Seemed to run quite smoothly. Anyone come across it before?

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Thats what I use - piece of cake!

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    ...and there is no guarantee that further patches may cock up your settings.
    I want a guarantee that Microsoft's patches will cock up my settings!!!! :P

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Bartley Green Technology College uses Thin Station as the hidden client on their machines to access terminal servers.

    Seemed to run quite smoothly. Anyone come across it before?
    Also consider PXES

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    I tried PXES when I was evaluating which method to use. I found that with the age of hardware being used, Thinstation was better suited and the TS-o-matic meant I could quickly knock up a config.

    I then found a great Etherboot disk which will install itself onto a hard disk so that non-network-booting cards (all the old ones that I was using) could easily boot and pull the thinstation image.

    Like I said - give me a week and instructions a plenty will be available.

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Nice they have released a GUI config since I last looked

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    Re: Bl**dy WIN98

    Can't wait Ric

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