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Windows Thread, Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please? in Technical; ive spent the last 2 years trying to get rid of it, nuff said lol. Seriously tho, just to reiterate ...
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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    ive spent the last 2 years trying to get rid of it, nuff said lol.

    Seriously tho, just to reiterate what everyone else has said, it is a poorly written and overblown front end for AD without many options. The only useful thing i found was titlebar checks but even now ive worked around stuff like that.

    Ironically enuff as i post this post itll be the last day Ranger runs on my network as im pulling the plug on it (finally) tomorrow

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    The school were using it when i started 3 years ago. With NT4 servers and 98 clients. Within 5 months i upgraded the servers to 2000 and all XP Pro machines,(they gave me the money to do this) I then got rid of Ranger straight away. The guy i work with is was admin staff (who got side tracked to look after the Sims setup), said it caused him loads of grief.

    Shortly after i upgraded to 2003

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    Bout 2 years ago we looked at Ranger and Winsuite 2000. Found Ranger much more difficult to set up and it didn't control the desktop in the way we wanted. We also let 4 hackers from yr 11 try to break in but they didn't get past either.
    We went for Winsuite 2000 which at that time cost about £3.5K for a site license. All is going well and now we are thinking of upgrading to the AD version (known as Enterprise) which uses Policies rather than simply controlling settings on the PC. The system stops any software being run that is not authorised and can provide a secure menu system if required.

    If you want one go for WinSuite!

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    We had Appsense Application manager for our Win2K Citrix system. Worked a treat. The licence for the three application servers was £2k, which we thought was worthwhile at the time. Dunno how much it is now. Had a salesman call about it yesterday - he wouldn't give a price - probably a bad sign!

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    why on bloody earth would anyone want to buy ranger - it's crap. w3k server and active directory is all you need - does everything ranger does, far better. used ranger in a secondary school (stupid ict co-ordinator was intent on buying it) and had massive slow logon times. spend your money somewhere else. oh, and their support? run by morons from mars.

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    lol @ free

    You dont like ranger then i guess?

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    another person lol at me...nice to see nothing changes...

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    Sorry - didnt realise i cause offense [was only jokin]

    I've removed my own comment

    Sorry again dude

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by free4440273
    why on bloody earth would anyone want to buy ranger - it's crap. w3k server and active directory is all you need - does everything ranger does, far better. used ranger in a secondary school (stupid ict co-ordinator was intent on buying it) and had massive slow logon times. spend your money somewhere else. oh, and their support? run by morons from mars.
    @free448345878789327932: If you think that W2K3 server & AD can do everything that Ranger can do then I guess you never figured out how to use Ranger. I suggest you try reading the Ranger manual or look at the website. Maybe you could go on a course.

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    Post Removed please stop advertising on this forum we don't mind suppliers here but trying to disguise adverts in posts is not allowed you have be warned we will ban you if do it again.

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    @ajbrittanyspears whatever. if you want to waste money on ranger, then go ahead - perhaps a course in stupidity is more up your street.

    @free448345878789327932: If you think that W2K3 server & AD can do everything that Ranger can do then I guess you never figured out how to use Ranger. I suggest you try reading the Ranger manual or look at the website. Maybe you could go on a course.

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    I'm not familiar with Ranger, so can't comment on it specifically; but I can say that I am more than familiar with what I think would be a close competitor- CSE Application Toolkit. It's a managed solution, generally used by schools that don't have a strong IT department (counts me in then- lol). But it's totally crap.

    I am counting the days to moving to Windows 2003 and Group Policy. I know this brings administrative problems of its own, but I think it would be worth your while staying as you are and looking around for tools you can use to do what you want. Don't get bound up in these "amazing" tools...

    Paul

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    if you are competent enough to use group policy and AD, you don't need ranger - a complete waste of money - it's for morons like
    ajbrittanysspears....

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    Now this IS funny:

    http://www.rm.com/Secondary/Products...ef=1554.2.2.73

    Where do they get these figures from????

    Paul :-P

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    Re: Thinking Of Buying Ranger - Any Views Please?

    Quote Originally Posted by free4440273
    if you are competent enough to use group policy and AD, you don't need ranger - a complete waste of money - it's for morons like
    ajbrittanysspears....
    @Free:

    I dont you think your comments are needed and it would be dissapointing to see this thread turn into a flame war over a difference in opinion on a piece of software, we are all professionals here and we all have a job to do. If some people do it a different way to another then so be it, there is no reason to bash it.

    My personal experiences of ranger are similar to yours, i hated it and preferred a vanilla 2k3 system. I know of other schools that run Ranger sucessfully and helps them manage the unmanagable - its all based on wether or not you have the time to do it the M$ way or for ease of life you do it the Ranger (or any other management system) way.

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