No not really- as I said, mine are set so that they can log on to the network OR locally.
The only issue is that , at least with my network, if they are on the domain they cannot see and access their own hard drive. This caused probs as they had put stuff on when at home which is why I now allow internet access on the local log on - they mostly use this option when at school
hey finally found you on here. just killling a couple of hours at work
Right, I used to have Sophos - you need to check your LEA agreement with them - ours was that all staff could have Sophos on their home machines or laptops - so you just install it on the machine and it should pick up the relevant internet connection - Sophos support are very good so check with them and they will tell you what has changed, what your agreement is and how to do what you want. I remember spending a lot of time on the phone with them at the beginning!!
I was in your position and I just rang everyone I could find, pleading ignorance (with the door shut!) and got the info I needed.
As for the server - as you say the staff and students work needs backing up, and also the server operating system and what have you - otherwise you will lose settings and stuff. Also any programs that store data etc on the server - in databases or the like. My server has an old tape drive and it is too small so I have to back up the student/staff data every other day rotated with the server stuff - so I have a copy of everything that is, at most, two days old. I don't back up programs that are installed and either just run from the server or are pulled down to the machines, because I just don't have the space and they can be re-installed without too much bother.
Do be careful that the staff/student back up isn't too close to the maximum you can do - because if it is like mine it will just 'stop' and you might not notice - leaving you without any backup which is nightmare time1
Please keep asking questions - I will answer as soon as I can
It all depends what your anti virus is - they all work differently. What is yours?
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