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    The Essential Software list :)

    Here is a colaborative list of what think is essential software on our school PC's. Please post comments or suggestions to be added to the list or PM *me* to update the post

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    Update: 06-08-05

    http://www.russdev.com/edugeek/doku...._software_list

    This has been wiki-fied - please visit the link for the up-to-date list

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    Key:

    tarq_cust = application is available from tarquel's apps site [see sig]

    Third Party "Tools":

    - Acrobat Reader 7.x [tarq_cust]
    - QuickTime 6.5.2 [tarq_cust]
    - Sun Java 2 RE 1.5.0 Update 2 [tarq_cust]

    Remote repair and assistance software:

    - VNC (various builds include UltraVNC [custom available on request], TightVNC, RealVNC and some others)

    Regards,
    Nath

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    If we Wiki this can we add links to the downloads inside the Wiki file?

    It would possibly be easier for people to add to from there?

    Just an idea.

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    Can do - is the wiki system members only tho?

    If not, then anyone cud alter a link to some baaaaaad spyware infested site or sumthin tho lol (Mr Negative here lol)

    Its no bother to me to update the list though you see What do the other admins/mods think?

    Cheers
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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    I will when get around to it intergrate wiki into membership system (summer project)..

    But if someone kacks it can restore previous version by going to recent versions and restoring an old version.

    Russ

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    Wiki is better suited to this sort of thing.

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    i vote wiki

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    [split thread - moved vnc/remote desktp discussion to new topic]

    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...iewtopic&t=310

    Cheers,
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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    My essential software (all free AFAIK)

    In no particular order...

    Aida32 (3.93) - I use a script to execute this once a day on every networked PC. The results are recorded on the server. Provides a simple harware & software audit

    AutoIT 3 - If you can't package it, wrap it or script it, you can usually AutoIT (sorry!) - Amazing piece of software. Get the SCiTE editor package to go with it.

    DaemonTools - Thankyou, thankyou, thanyou Mr DaemonTools whoever you are. No more shall we pay Avantis ridiculous prices for CD serving! Virtual CD drives

    UltraVNC - Now almost perfect. Just waiting for the fully integrated encryption...

    Angry IP Scanner - Useful for troubleshooting and port scanning

    Burn At Once - Quick and easy ISO image ripper/creator/burner

    Office Viewers (Word2003/Excel2003) - Useful on servers to read .DOc and .XLS files

    Process Explorer (SysInternals) - Much more useful than task manager

    RBFG2 (Remote Boot Floppy Generator 2) - Not sure where I picked this up, but basically it builds RIS boot disks and supports a few extra NICs that the standard MS RBFG

    Robocopy (XP Resource Kit) - Ultimate (along with XXCOPY) command line copy utility. Copy files with permissions, synch folders and all that jazz

    SUS/WSUS - SUS was ace, it just worked. WSUS seems a bit more fussy, but I'm still getting used to it

    DaemonScript - Handy add-on for DaemonTools that enables shortcuts to be created which auto-map drives to ISO images

    Energy Star EZ GPO - Control everyones power settings, including the logon screen

    Orca - Fairly simple app, but absolutely indespensible when working with MSIs. (unless you are posh and have WISE)

    Windows Installer Command Line Builder - Free tool from Wise which builds those tricky MSIEXEC command lines.

    Windows Installer Wrapper Wizard - Quickly wraps silent installs in simple MSI package

    VNC Neighbourhood - Scans the LAN for VNC servers. Very slick

    Joes Components - Makes scripting life a lot easier (INI files, decent registry access)

    Entech Multires - Useful when a bit of software changes the screen resolution/refresh rate.

    Group Policy Management Console - Well done Microsoft, you're getting the hang of it now..

    UPHClean - Clean up after user logoff

    Policy Maker Registry Extension - Need to make registry adjustments via GP? This is the freebie for U

    Office Resource Kits - Essential when deploying Office via GP that is...

    SourceEdit - Great freeware editor for .VBS files

    NLite - Build your own custom OS disks/ISO images. Sliptream service packs and more...

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    Wikified

    Nice list ajb - Thanks very much for sharing!

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    For my USB drive:

    Portable Firefox
    Abyss Web Server (www.aprelium.org), configured with PHP and SQL for web dev on the move
    WS_FTP (for uploads)
    RAdmin (since we use it for remote assistance)
    Portable Openoffice

    For my workstation
    VMWare (for testing builds)
    PE Builder (Windows PE on the cheap, ideal for system recovery/ghosting)

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    this has pretty good collection of programs for usb or cd...

    http://miketechshow.com/archive/shownotes-030.htm

    russ

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    Wow - I have a sudden urge to request funds to get a USB drive!

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    well that collection above will fit on 100meg mem stick

    Russ

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    Re: The Essential Software list :)

    A quick update - For people wanting Quicktime less Itunes. If you download the installer from apple, and just open it with WINRAR, you can just pick out Quicktime and use it on its own, I have done so, very sucessfully.

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