home netbooks for children.
Our school is currently in the process of buying netbooks for the children to use at home. These netbooks run XP Home and for home use are great.
The problem comes during our testing phase. The ICT Co-ordinator wants to buy 34 (a class set's worth) to test inside of school. The only problem is he wants the children to have access to their document folders. I informed him they are XP Home and I cannot join them to the domain and really I shouldn't even be dealing with the home edition.
Anyone got any suggestions as to how I can give the children some kind of access (they just have usernames, no passwords)
Currently their 'documents' folder is linked to '\\ourserver\users$\theirusername'
Now I could just put a link to their desktop and say "click that and type your P number when it asks" but the problem is these children are sharing the computers with another child in the year below so I'd have to put 2 links on and say "this child must share with this child"
If our moodle was on site I would give it access to the home folders and do it that way during the test (only 1 term), but unfortunately it is not.
All ideas welcome, even stupid ones!