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    open source alternative to net support school

    does any one know of a reliable alternative to netsupport school.

    Software to control and monitor pc screens in a suite.

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    LinuxGirl just posted in another thread about

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/teachercp/

    She hasnt go it working yet though .

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    theres no installer.

    is that a linux system?

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    It's java based.

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    Java.
    Looks a bit early days... v0.1


    1) start a VNC server on every computer (teacher and students)

    - all the vnc servers on the student machines have to be configured
    with the same password

    2) Create a configuration file for the student modules (an example is provided)

    3) Start the student module on the student computers

    java -jar student.jar

    --- or ---

    double click on student.jar

    The configuration will be loaded from the file "student.properties" in
    the current directory.

    4) Start the teacher module on the teacher computer, configuration options will
    be asked.

    java -jar teacher.jar

    --- or ---

    Double click on teacher.jar

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    we wont use vnc in this school. We used to use it on win 2k as a means of remote access to all pcs. Kids got hold of the password and had great fun shutting pcs downs.

    What we need is somethink like netop school.

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    doesn't VNC install in view only mode - so you can't shut down

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    ABTutor seems to be a favourite here. (sorry - you asked for Open Source - I was reading your first post )

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    Is there any particular reason it has to be open source. As Mark says AB Tutor is a cheap alternative.

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    Quote Originally Posted by goodhead
    we wont use vnc in this school. We used to use it on win 2k as a means of remote access to all pcs. Kids got hold of the password and had great fun shutting pcs downs.

    What we need is somethink like netop school.
    Look at UltraVNC.

    http://ultravnc.sourceforge.net/

    You can use your standard domain login instead of a fixed password.

    http://www.uvnc.com/features/authent....html#mslogon2

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    Quote Originally Posted by goodhead
    we wont use vnc in this school. We used to use it on win 2k as a means of remote access to all pcs. Kids got hold of the password and had great fun shutting pcs downs.

    What we need is somethink like netop school.
    AB Tutor here - its cheap and pretty good - afraid our experience with NetOp was awful - I could never recommend it.

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    Still haven't managed to get it to work, but was busy sorting out an open source day we are having on Monday, I will take another look this weekend, but you say that you don't want to run vnc.... hmmmm, how did the students access vnc after they got the password? When we had it installed on our 2K network, we got a regedit that hide the icon, so they couldn't get to it that way.

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    MST Software has an open source program for windows called lanview

    here is a link

    LanView3

    I know a lot of people in kent have been looking into this with promosing results

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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    Quote Originally Posted by goodhead
    does any one know of a reliable alternative to netsupport school.

    Software to control and monitor pc screens in a suite.
    Out of interest what is you main reason for finding an alternative to NetSupport School? Is it primarily cost or have you experienced some problems with the software?

    I'm not trying to sell you NSS just curious

    Rob
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    Re: open source alternative to net support school

    The only problem with LanView, from I have seen (please correct me if I am wrong) is that it will only work on a Windows Server, otherwise I would of used that!!

    Is lanview under the GPL?

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