Profile Advice - which route to take?
Thought i'd ask another question to do with the seemingly never ending profile debate. I'd just like to get people's thoughts on what they think would be best for me to do?
We are a small primary school with a small network (fewer than 50 individual users). We have a Server 2008 domain controller and XP Pro clients but after buying a few more machines, we are about to have Windows 7 Pro too.
We have been running our vanilla network with no major troubles, the kids have mandatory profiles and the staff have roaming ones. Both use folder redirection for things like documents and start menus etc. With Windows 7 about to happen though, we're not quite sure which route to take with profiles? Should we keep a mixture of roaming and mandatory profiles (one for XP, one for 7 etc)? Should we scrap roaming profiles and just use the locally generated ones being as we are already using folder redirection? Is there any major downside to giving the staff mandatory profiles? (it's only ever the roaming ones we have trouble with).
Is there anyone out there with a similar sized network and if so, how do you do it?
Cheers everyone :)
A few people on here have been really helpful already but I just thought i'd ask about.