Quote: Originally Posted by AmbrosialPariah
Have you checked in to virtulization or thin clients
I really appreciate all the suggestions and help you are offereing, but we're getting away from the original need. This isn't a business. THis is a home network.
Getting into Citrix type environments is not what I'm after.
The server is always on. I am able tell it to to power off on a schedule, or based on activity. That's not the issue. Having 4 people with 4 machines running all night to do downloads from their computers is the problem.
I'm looking for the ability to have a program installed on a central machine that does downloads. Exactly like what Free download manager, flashget, getright, Internt Download Manager and others do (segmented downloads, acceleration, pause/resume, scheduling and so on).
The added feature is a client/server type mode that allows me to install this program on a central machine, as well as every client. Instead of the downloads being done on the client, they are done by the central machine, which just collects the downloads and starts the downloads at 2am
Getright has this function but the pogram seems to be poorly supported, full of bugs an not actively maintained. It's a pro feature so I can't try it unless I buy it.
None of the other programs I've tried seem to support this feature in the free versions. The home pages of the apps are all very scant in what features their products really have.
If I could get hold of the record formats of the download queue/list files, I could write a VB app to do it myself.