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    School Intranet

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    Now it's time for another dopey question from Little-Miss!

    I know there are a lot of posts out there, but none of them answer my question.

    I need the basics for adding a school intranet. I'm fine with web design, not a problem.

    It's just things like, what do i need, where does it live, how do i feed it out to other computers? I need the basics. We got server 2003 if that helps.

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    Install IIS on the server in question. Create a web site called intranet in IIS put your web pages into the Inetpub\wwwroot\intanet folder. On your DNS server point intranet to your web server ip address. We have the default home page set to http://intranet/ in group policy.

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    As we're only small IT wise (primary School), we only have one server. The other is SIMS so i dont mess with that lol.

    That server is currently our DC, Print, File, DHCP and DNS. Is it ok to add IIS to that? Is it straight foward?

    I am a network novice, so please bare with me

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    Little Miss...it really depends on what you want to do with the Intranet...you could simply go back to the old-fashioned way and just have IE default to the index page of your Intranet, storing all the web pages in a folder on the server...once inside the site it will work just fine...but it does depend on how far you intend to take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    That server is currently our DC, Print, File, DHCP and DNS. Is it ok to add IIS to that? Is it straight foward?
    Thats how we run it at one of my schools and it runs fine.

    If you are asking how to add it, simply go to add/remove programs -> add/remove windows components and add IIS

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    If you want more communication/collaboration tools you couldn't go far wrong with sharepoint

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    Sharepoint does sound very good. But i should probably start small first lol

    Could you tell me more about how you use sharepoint?

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    Okay, well at my last school we had it setup as two distinct sites

    1 for Staff all staff could post bulletins/students no access. Admin update calendar. caretaking, IT,etc all have a seperate site with sections for helpdesk, knowledgebase, etc

    1 for Students all staff could post bulitins/students read only (except for School council who had a section) - also split into subjects to allow document sharing, calendars, etc

    Basically it was so extendable that staff started asking what we could do with it and it got more and more use.

    With it being AD integrated it meant no seperate logins and getting permissions set was easy.

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    I'm looking at doing a similar thing here. We currently have a basic intranet page on IIS but the pupils want to start running their own intranet page to replace the awful looking college newspaper. I think i'll just create a new site for them on IIS and letting them get on with it, to a certain degree anyway.

    They'll use the macromedia suite to do the site, although i have been asked about a blog/forum area so will have to look into how to do that.

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    if you have space and enough power i have just created a virtual server and installed xampp with joomla and this is going to be are intranet site it has taken less than 3hours to completly get up and running that also includes installing server 2003. Now i just need something to put on the site.

    Where in brum are you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    please bare with me
    That's the best offer I've had all week...

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    That's the best offer I've had all week...
    lol!


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    @little miss

    What's the aim of the intranet page, if it's just a collection of links etc you could just add a special home page to the school website. Then set it as home page using gpo.

    We've got a page on our website that isn't linked to any other page on the site ie - so pupils can't access it from home unless they remember the page name after co.uk which is unlikely 9as i've made it quite random. On this page we have links to safe searches, school login to Grid club, espresso and education city, school email etc. you can have a different one for staff, office staff etc.
    Just an alternative to using iis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrbb View Post
    We've got a page on our website that isn't linked to any other page on the site ie - so pupils can't access it from home unless they remember the page name after co.uk which is unlikely 9as i've made it quite random. .
    is there anything on there they shouldn't have from home? and could you not edit the htaccess file to stop any but school ips accessing it?

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    I've just installed IIS, then it started going on about security. Have i opened my server up to nasties now?

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