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    Deploying large programs to wireless netbooks.

    I've packaged up a prog using Cameyo and I'm just going to copy it to my local c:\apps folder that I use for portables apps but it comes in at 300M and if I just set my deployment system (WPKG) to roll it out, the next class isn't going to be getting much work done for the 1st 30 mins of their lesson. In fact, they'll just give up and then the next class will try and they'll give up waiting etc....

    So I could do with either a method that just deploys in a sequence of hostnames over a few days (eg I've 40 netbooks = 3 computers at a time - 3 sessions a day - job done in 4 days)

    Alternatvely, a delivery system that throttles the traffic and can stop and resume a download.

    Any ideas?

    Simon

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    sccm is cheap do it that way

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    SCCM or a PowerShell script which uses BITS (like SCCM does).

    Code:
    Import-Module BitsTransfer
    $url = '\\Server\Apps\SketchUp8.exe'
    Start-BitsTransfer $url '\\NetBook-001\C$\Apps'

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    I've managed to get Powershell working (On one of my XP home machines ) I can just use c:\apps as destination url as it works fine if the script run from the client (and I can use WPKG to run the psscript

    However, the BITS itself doen't do much background or intelligence

    It pops up a horrible box showing that its working and goes flat out to hog the network

    So it needs a bit of silent running and a bit of throttling as well

    Si

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    or you wait until they arent being used after school and get in and fire them all of in an hour.

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    I'm trying to be sophisticated and clever like the big boys with their WSUS and sysprep and GPOs type things

    And since I've got 40 netbooks and I only get paid for about 30 mins after school twice a week - that approach doesn't pan out much either

    My previous manual approach is to create another WPKG profile that contains the same packages as the netbooks (say netbooks2) and then edit my hosts file and transfer a few across each night to the new profile but I can still end up the swannee if yesterdays netbooks wern't used and so I end up with twice (or more) as many as I've planned for clobbering the network again at boot time

    Its low level throttled traffic thats needed during lessons as most of the time, the netbooks aren't using any bandwidth.

    I notice in the news today that someone wants to do the same idea sort of idea with mobile phones and get them to download content in the background so that songs/movies are already on your device when you come to play them instead of streaming them in realtime.

    Anyway - is there a way of throttling BITS (and getting rid of the popup damm ugly status box!)

    Si

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