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    RM and Vanilla Network Query

    Hi All,

    Can someone Please tell me what is a vanilla network?

    What is a RM Network?

    Also in our college we use Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2008, Stone computers, RM computers and Active Directory. I am a little confused what does this mean are we using a Vanilla, Microsoft or RM network?

    Thank You in advance.

    Chris

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    Do you use an RM management console to do stuff? Then you're RM. However, if you just happen to have bought some of your workstations from them, you're probably not.

    'Vanilla' just means 'pure', so in the Windows world that's probably Windows and Active Directory, Exchange etc, not any middleware like RM Community Connect, Ranger, CSE etc. These add an extra management layer that, supposedly, makes administration easier, but mileage varies like so many things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Do you use an RM management console to do stuff? Then you're RM. However, if you just happen to have bought some of your workstations from them, you're probably not. 'Vanilla' just means 'pure', so in the Windows world that's probably Windows and Active Directory, Exchange etc, not any middleware like RM Community Connect, Ranger, CSE etc.
    Thank you for your help i really appreciate it. No we do not use a RM management console but for our library we have just bought 35 RM computers.

    Thanks again

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    So your actually using a "vanilla" "plain" network by the sounds of things then, you just purchase RM Computers.

    Like PowdarrMonkey already mentioned

    A vanilla setup is basically what it says a plain network using Windows with active directory etc which is what most people use.

    A RM Network, is managed using a Management console provided by RM which is very useful especially for primary schools who don’t have a NM for example and they have very little knowledge to how everything works, someone like the Head of ICT can manage the network very easily.

    Hope that helps, i am not the most experienced user on here but hope that explains things

    James.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    So your actually using a "vanilla" "plain" network by the sounds of things then, you just purchase RM Computers.

    Like PowdarrMonkey already mentioned

    A vanilla setup is basically what it says a plain network using Windows with active directory etc which is what most people use.

    A RM Network, is managed using a Management console provided by RM which is very useful especially for primary schools who don’t have a NM for example and they have very little knowledge to how everything works, someone like the Head of ICT can manage the network very easily.

    Hope that helps, i am not the most experienced user on here but hope that explains things

    James.
    Thank you James for your help and time.

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    I'll tell you what an RM Network is..............oooooo hang on! I better not I'll get told off again by the gods!

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