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Windows Thread, CC4 or Vanilla? in Technical; With M$ announcing recently they will stop shipping XP on new computers, what is everyones (who has a CC3 network) ...
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    CC4 or Vanilla?

    With M$ announcing recently they will stop shipping XP on new computers, what is everyones (who has a CC3 network) plans?

    The way I see it is we have two options. We can upgrade to CC4 or move to a Vanilla network. Obviously it's no good being stuck as CC3 when all they ship is Win7 machines. What's your plan?

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    CC4 + Win 7 of course

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    Save yourself a heap of money and go vanilla.

    This old chessnut again

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    I'm not asking what I should do. My mind is already made up. I'm asking what other CC3 users are planning

    @webman: Never doubted your answer for a second

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    CC4 for sure

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    We're going Vanilla here.

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    Surly u can just use your VLK to install XP on any new hardware with an OEM sticker on ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galway View Post
    Surly u can just use your VLK to install XP on any new hardware with an OEM sticker on ?
    I guess you could. But the main flaw there is you won't be able to get the drivers no more either.

    The second major flaw there for us is we don't have an M$ agreement or anything, so require the OEM licence on the machine to be correctly covered for licencing.

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    Vanilla is the finest of the flavours - anything else dilutes the experience!

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    @Diello:

    Yes we run a vanilla system here with windows 7 clients and all is great, we also have a great management tool called RMMC which saves us so much time we can do lots of other projects for fun hehe!!

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    Let's not let this get into another CC4 is better than Vanilla debate. I simply want to know what the plan is for people who have CC3. A quick and easy "we're going to CC4" or "we're going to look into Vanilla" will suffice. I purely want to know how each school is planning to cope with the end of XP.

    There's plenty of other threads to boast about how great your CC4 is.

    Thanks,

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    we also have a great management tool called RMMC which saves us so much time we can do lots of other projects for fun
    Very expensive snapin to run a vanilla system.

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    *sigh*, I give up

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    We're going CC4, should keep us going for a good few years.

    It also coincides with our servers getting a bit old and creeky, so nice new servers too!

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    We are weighing the 2 options. We (Tech Team), are looking towards going vanilla. Management are thinking of moving away from RM, partly due to but, recently due to the "support" we have had.
    We have just transferred our Sims Learning Gateway to a LEA hosted solution, so has given us 2 nice servers to be our test beds (2xQuad Zeons)
    From managements point of view, if the Vanilla system can offer the same or better setup (printer management, RMTutor type apps etc) they are happy.
    As we dont have any CC4 or CC3 including CC4 licenses, upgrading to CC4 with 800+ clients, just on the client license cost was huge.

    We have said though, it wont happen overnight, and we will need time to get a working solution, before we impliment onto the live network.

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