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    Roaming here for students. But locked down. Local for staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    If anyone wants it, a copy of the profile clean script
    Might just use this instead of GP due to the exceptions. Do you know if it can be set to check the profile age like the GP version, so that it leaves the most regular user profiles on there? Just saves deleting a profile which will go back on there shortly after running. I guess it'll need extra code, but I'm no scripter.

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    I have roaming profiles for all, works very well here and login time takes no longer than 5 seconds. Only ever had 1 corrupt profile. The reason I use them is so that whatever they do on one desktop, change background add things to desktop, change settings it will do the same on another

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3s-gtech View Post
    Might just use this instead of GP due to the exceptions. Do you know if it can be set to check the profile age like the GP version, so that it leaves the most regular user profiles on there? Just saves deleting a profile which will go back on there shortly after running. I guess it'll need extra code, but I'm no scripter.
    There will be a way, but not sure how to be honest. Sorry about that.

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    All staff and students have roaming profiles. Roaming profile sizes are on average 4MB. Everything is redirected to their areas, e.g. Application Data, Favorites etc

    Logging on times for staff and students on a cold boot is 20 seconds. If the machine has been on for sometime, then it's 13 seconds or less.

    Cat6 cabling throughout and 1GB switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    All staff and students have roaming profiles. Roaming profile sizes are on average 4MB. Everything is redirected to their areas, e.g. Application Data, Favorites etc

    Logging on times for staff and students on a cold boot is 20 seconds. If the machine has been on for sometime, then it's 13 seconds or less.

    Cat6 cabling throughout and 1GB switches.
    Sickening logon takes longer for me.

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    Re VI students, I have tried many things and have settled on Lanschool to show Teacher's iwb image on their laptops. They also have zoom text. .. a far better magnifier than windows one. The gotcha is that the teacher has to show their screen in 'windowed' mode. With our new n wlan there is no lag at all but was still working well on g... both have free trials.

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    Iwb image on students laptops that is. ...

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    Roaming for staff at the moment.
    Did have roaming for students, but now moved to no profiles. Best best thing I have ever done. Redirect everything out. Been a few months now and not one problem.

    We use delprof2 in a script to delete profiles on local machine.
    Remember delprof and how rubbish it was, well delprof2 blows it out of the water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    All staff and students have roaming profiles. Roaming profile sizes are on average 4MB. Everything is redirected to their areas, e.g. Application Data, Favorites etc

    Logging on times for staff and students on a cold boot is 20 seconds. If the machine has been on for sometime, then it's 13 seconds or less.

    Cat6 cabling throughout and 1GB switches.


    How what's the spec of your machines? What AV? What classroom
    Management / systems management software is running? Do you have the adobe creative suite?

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    Quote Originally Posted by synaesthesia View Post
    Mandatory profiles here for *all* users regardless of staff or students. Saves so much hassle it's unreal.
    Do you use redirected app data so users keep their settings etc or not worry?

    Use use mandatory for students but I'd love to implement them for staff too. Speed up loading slightly.

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    Roaming profiles for staff with a stack of redirection to keep them small and fast, students get mandatory with a bunch of redirection to keep customisable and delprof2 saves the day on each machine startup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psydii View Post
    How what's the spec of your machines? What AV? What classroom
    Management / systems management software is running? Do you have the adobe creative suite?
    Intel i3 2.0 GHz
    4GB RAM
    250GB 7,200 RPM HDD
    OS: Win 7 SP1 x86
    AV: Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1

    I don't have any classroom management software running on the machines. The only bit I do have is VNC (when it's not being temperamental) and I also make use of Windows Remote Assistance. And no, we don't use Adobe Creative Suite.

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    7200 rpm drives! That will help, and no adobe cs stuff caching in the background taking up ram and disk time. Not a bad set up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Never said what I use. Staff have local and students have Mandatory.

    However we store the source copy of the Mandatory profile on the local machines. It helps performance when using wireless fat client laptops. Also it reduces unnecessary network traffic and server during logon.
    We are just now evaluating the use of mandatory profiles. Moving away from everyone having local profiles.
    Can I ask how you have the local machine mandatory profile configured? Or better yet, confirm if I'm guessing at this correctly...
    Configure a mandatory profile on a machine.
    Deploy the mandatory profile during machine imaging
    In AD for the user, specify the local path to the mandatory profile (ie: c:\users\default.v2)

    Do you still use folder redirection to maintain user preferences?

    Thanks for a great thread everyone... it's left me with a lot to think about.

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