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    Creating a new client image.

    Hi peeps,

    Ok, it's the time of year at my school where I recreate the new image to roll out over the Summer Hols. (Yes, I am working, :twisted: ).

    It's Windows XP with SP2 installed as a base and Office 2003 Pro.

    What other software is a definite must have???

    I'm looking at installing the 'AUP Click to Accept' stuff, and the 'Stop concurrent Logons' software that is already posted.

    The school already uses 'NetOp' and 'WinSuite'.

    Should I be putting on a VNC proggy as well just for me and my techy to use? Any sugestions for software / hardware cataloging software?

    The software must be free if possible.

    I just want an idea of realy useful and good software that is a must install if possible.

    Thanks guys,

    Simon.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Notepad2 is nice. a "better" version of notepad - includes line numbers and little extras like that.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Quote Originally Posted by ninjabeaver
    Hi peeps,

    Ok, it's the time of year at my school where I recreate the new image to roll out over the Summer Hols. (Yes, I am working, :twisted: ).
    Are you using "one image to rule them all"? (if you seen my meaning and pun lol) even if the hardware is different - Am just curious thats all

    Is is RIS you're using for this?

    It's Windows XP with SP2 installed as a base and Office 2003 Pro.

    What other software is a definite must have???
    um.... if you're meaning 3rd party tools then I use:

    - Adobe Reader 7.0.2 Full (cust)
    - QuickTime 6.5.2 (cust)
    - Sun Java 1.5.0_02 (cust)
    - Spybot - S&D v1.4 (just to protect the LM registry mainly)
    - SpywareBlaster v3.4 (cust) - for the above reason too
    - Was thinking of putting WinRAR on them all but this would allow them to download .rar files of the next that could contain anything - parhaps a discussion for another thread

    - Your usual Multimedia apps - like Kudos, etc.
    - All the current hotfixes & updates where possible, inc .net framework and windows messenger 5.1 (i know they cant access it here but it's only to avoid security issues I guess)

    think a new topic with Essential Software is needed - I'll make one and sticky it later on

    I'm looking at installing the 'AUP Click to Accept' stuff, and the 'Stop concurrent Logons' software that is already posted.
    Both are what I'm gonna try

    The school already uses 'NetOp' and 'WinSuite'.
    Whats Winsuite?

    Should I be putting on a VNC proggy as well just for me and my techy to use? Any sugestions for software / hardware cataloging software?
    Indeed, I would with a note in the AUP stating that "the computers on the network have remote access technology on them to allow system administrators and IT staff to fix problems remotely...blah...blah" so that they are aware of it (to cover yourself). Maybe could mention that they can be used to monitor a individual following a report of abuse on the system (i'm sure thats justified )

    er....if you have NetOp, why do ya need VNC too?

    If you are interested in VNC tho, and want a UltraVNC package that I've created - automated install (tho i havent packaged it yet) - then give me a shout

    The software must be free if possible.

    I just want an idea of realy useful and good software that is a must install if possible.
    I'd say that we could leave this to start a new topic (as i mention above) with essential & free software. I'll update the list from PM's / posts received on that thread then

    Cheers,
    Nath

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Quote Originally Posted by eejit
    Notepad2 is nice. a "better" version of notepad - includes line numbers and little extras like that.
    Indeed - I use it at home

    N.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Was thinking of putting WinRAR on them all but this would allow them to download .rar files of the next that could contain anything - parhaps a discussion for another thread
    er, 7-zip?

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Indeed, I prefer winrar tho

    But we'll agree that they both kick winzip's ass lol

    (....er...right? )

    PS. see http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...iewtopic&t=222 for my new thread on essential software - not trying to steal your thunder Simon hehe. I was thinking of putting one there and then you posted this thread lol.

    But stuff pertaining to your image we can discuss here right?

    *holds out hands ready for a slap*

    :S

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    NetOp!! Expensive. NetSupport Manager is far better and less costly, and you can have as many admin stations as you want!

    Anyway, My list would be..

    Zust Zip It! (a really simple free zip tool)
    StartupCPL (www.mlin.net) A better and easier MSconfig tool
    Acrobat Reader
    Microsoft Anti-Spywear
    CD BurnerXP Pro
    Firefox
    Quicktime
    Real Player (spit, spit!)
    Regseeker (for when all else fails!)
    Java

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    I prefer winrar tho
    Presumably you've paid for it then.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    The school already uses 'NetOp' and 'WinSuite'.
    Whats Winsuite?
    It's a GUI for students. It basically locks down the screen to your specifications. You give the students access to what software you think they need. Looks good.

    WinSuite Info


    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    er....if you have NetOp, why do ya need VNC too?
    Cost of licensing. Plain and simple. I'd like a seperate one on my lappy, and I've got to get it cheap (read as free).

    The software must be free if possible.

    I just want an idea of realy useful and good software that is a must install if possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by tarquel
    I'd say that we could leave this to start a new topic (as i mention above) with essential & free software. I'll update the list from PM's / posts received on that thread then

    Cheers,
    Nath
    Sounds good mate, let's get it done.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    @Geoff:

    Winrar - hell no. Just a the eval ver will do lol

    Maybe I should convert to 7-zip

    @ninjabeaver:

    Winsuite sounds like RM Classmate (we had version II) which was good for the old 98 standalones (and still is lol) but very little point when using GP to its fullest

    @DB:

    Want me to add them to the list in the sticky'ed thread?

    Cheers folks,
    Nath

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Perhaps its time to mess around with GP's.

    Time to move away from WinSuite. Save the school some more cash.

    @Tarquel - tut tut

    @Dos_Box Zust Zip It! (a really simple free zip tool)

    But bad if you have a lisp.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Just a the eval ver will do lol
    No it wont. You naughty pirate. Yarr!

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    lmao but how is using a evaluation / trial version pirating lol

    I'm lost ppl

    N.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    Don't mind them tarquel, they're just yanking your chain. Everyone knows that eval software is free forever.

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    Re: Creating a new client image.

    WinRAR trial is only vaild for personal use. Go directly to jail, do not pass go, do not collect £200, etc.

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