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    Re: Winsuite...

    Cheers I hadn't been told that by ICT Solutuions, surprise surprise

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    Re: Winsuite...

    Hmmm, ICT solutions were telling me that I shouldn't be using 3.5 any more (most likely correct) and should be using 3.51 (prob the AD one) but I should speak to procurement....

    Thats when it starts to sound expensive, given they've just bought an IT suite with 3.5 licences!!

    Craig

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    Re: Winsuite...

    From ICT solution I may add...

    £450 for Dell Optiplex 320's 3gig celeron, gig ram, 80gig HD, 17inch TFT
    Then the licences on top... Its a bit steep really...

    Craig

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    Re: Winsuite...

    the main feature of winsuite for me, is the user add tool to active directory,th program works well with windows 2000 server and w 98 clients though, saves writing policies for w 98

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    Re: Winsuite...

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartibartfast
    Winsuite is horrid. It screws up so many things in a non-standard way. Vanilla 2003 is definitely the way to go.

    (Four Norfolk edugeekers in one thread? Is that a record? )
    5 now, and I'm hoping to remove WinSuite during Easter Hols.

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    Re: Winsuite...

    the main feature of winsuite for me, is the user add tool to active directory
    I have written my own script, and there is a whole thread regarding this and other peoples attemps. However, I agree it is a handy feature. You can also export direct from Phoenix (Norfolk people prob know this) I am in the process of removing Winsuite in one of my primaries to great success.

    I also just found out that I can't prevent kids from locking PC's for some reason. Something the GPO editor solved quickly...

    Craig

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    Re: Winsuite...

    Quote Originally Posted by craiglay
    From ICT solution I may add...

    £450 for Dell Optiplex 320's 3gig celeron, gig ram, 80gig HD, 17inch TFT
    Then the licences on top... Its a bit steep really...

    Craig
    Give Gary Hogg at NovaTech a shout. We deal with him for all PC's now. Custom built to your spec if you buy a certain number, but he bends over backwards to help.

    Gary Hogg - NovaTech - 02392 322535 <- Direct

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    holy thread resurrection, but to any Norfolkers who are still using Winsuite (probably not as you have sense and have uninstalled it!), we are having issues with it absolutely hating MSOffice.

    There seems to be a problem with every Office program to date....

    Publisher won't open as it says low on memory, or hard disk is full....then asks to start in safe mode. Uninstall Winsuite, and all is well again!

    Word ALWAYS asks to save the "Normal.dot" template when closing work. Numerous files lost as students think they have saved files, but they have saved the template instead

    Access won't let students create reports/queries and forms

    Excel decides to open absolutely everything in the students home directory, even though the box in options for "on tart up open..." is empty

    And before anyone suggests OpenOffice....it's installed, but even that throws up an error message with "Internal Error Detected"

    Any ideas...apart from the obvious "get rid of the bloody thing!"

    Yours,
    A Very Frustrated ICT Tech!!

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    Must be the thread to place my first posting in and keep with the Norfick boys

    I support 2 schools near me. Both have winsuite installed (Primaries), not had many problems on either ....yet.

    However, I have just given two older PC's running XP to one school but cannot get winsuite installed on them.

    I have connected PC's to network and they see the server fine. But when I run \\server\rollnt$, it comes up with a couple of boxes and then nothing. Left it running for about 10 mins this afternoon to see if it would install.

    Any help greatly received

    Gary

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    Thumbs down Pah! Winsuite

    I've been having various issues with winsuite, but my biggest bugbear with NDI tech is that they have not updated any of their winsuite flavours since 2005 and yet they still have the cheek to sell it. whinge whinge, moan moan.

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