Re: NT Server - 98 WkStn Highschool Lab - Help!

From: Chris Benson (
Date: 10/17/01

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Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2001 16:02:02 -0500
From: "Chris Benson" <>
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Subject: Re: NT Server - 98 WkStn Highschool Lab - Help!

Is there any chance you can move to either NT or 2000 for the clients? Mandatory roaming profiles and/or GPO's could be a big help. PC-Rdist is a good tool from what I've seen, but we haven't put it into production. From what I recall PC-Rdist needs a PXE compatible mainboard or nic to be truly automated. You might check your hardware on that.


>>> Adam Kujawski <> 10/17/01 01:57PM >>>
You should check out PC-Rdist, available at It can
be set to restore a hard drive to it's original configuration whenever the
computer is shut down. It is quite powerful.


On Mon, 15 Oct 2001, [iso-8859-1] Jason F. wrote:

> I administer several labs in a rural school division.
> I am often not in these labs for days at a time and
> often chaos has ensued-i.e. - saved user profiles,
> deleted icons and programs, file renaming, etc... I
> did not set up this lab and am wondering the best way
> to reconfigure it, using the existing technology. Any
> suggestions? Here's the specs:
> -WINNT 4 Server - latest Service Packs
> - Windows 98 - First Edition - (yes, we were right on
> the ball buying the latest MS OS back in '98!)
> - Security by Policy Editor and Group Policies - I
> like being able to control some things with this but I
> apparently must have user profiles enabled to use
> Poledit and this allows users to save their profiles
> which means when they screw something up and can't get
> it to work the next time they log on a teacher will
> tell me that the computer is broken
> - I'd also like to be able to keep track of where each
> individual user goes on the Internet - when I check
> cookie files - every user has the same cookies for
> some reason
> - I'd like to give everybody the same desktop but some
> computers have different programs on them than others
> Well those are my main security issues, if anyone has
> any hints or suggestions I'd greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Jason Forester
> Computer Technician
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