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Windows 7: Networking software for a school lab


05 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Networking software for a school lab

Hello,

I'm looking for software similar to netsupport Netsupport School The Classroom Management Software to install in our school IT lab. The netsupport would be perfect but the trial has run outand I'm yet to get approval to purchase the license. What I'm looking for is software where i can send files/web links to clients to make preparing for classes easier. Any free version suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


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06 Jun 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RaviR View Post
...........What I'm looking for is software where i can send files/web links to clients to make preparing for classes easier.........
Use a file server (or just use the teacher's computer):
create a folder
put the files/web links into that folder
share that folder as read-only
create a shortcut on each student's desktop to that shared folder.

You can change the content of that shared folder whenever you wish.
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06 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

You may want to look at the free network management suite from Spiceworks - Free Network Monitoring Software | Spiceworks Free Network Management Software

I've used it and find it very useful for monitoring and control but it also has community options which may be used to communicate with clients. You can set-up and make your own default Intranet site, which can be used to supply students with reference materials, lesson synopsis Etc.
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06 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Hello RaviR. Is your computer connected to a school network? Is there a logon script set on for each student? Is there a server managing all this? Are you a school technician?

If your computer is connected to a network, and the students are too, then you can create a folder with all the files for the lesson and then set the login script to map that folder as a network drive. If there is a server managing all this, then someone can update the students login script to map the drives automatically. It is best to ask a computer technician to do this if you need immediate assistance. Thank you.
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06 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RaviR View Post
...........What I'm looking for is software where i can send files/web links to clients to make preparing for classes easier.........
Use a file server (or just use the teacher's computer):
create a folder
put the files/web links into that folder
share that folder as read-only
create a shortcut on each student's desktop to that shared folder.

You can change the content of that shared folder whenever you wish.
That's what I am using currently but its very time consuming to open each link individually on each computer. Thank you for the reply.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
You may want to look at the free network management suite from Spiceworks - Free Network Monitoring Software | Spiceworks Free Network Management Software

I've used it and find it very useful for monitoring and control but it also has community options which may be used to communicate with clients. You can set-up and make your own default Intranet site, which can be used to supply students with reference materials, lesson synopsis Etc.
I will take a look at this software. Thank you.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vvinushan View Post
Hello RaviR. Is your computer connected to a school network? Is there a logon script set on for each student? Is there a server managing all this? Are you a school technician?

If your computer is connected to a network, and the students are too, then you can create a folder with all the files for the lesson and then set the login script to map that folder as a network drive. If there is a server managing all this, then someone can update the students login script to map the drives automatically. It is best to ask a computer technician to do this if you need immediate assistance. Thank you.
Yes to all your questions. Its the same thing i told the guy above you, I am using the shared folder but its very time consuming to open each link on each computer individually. Whereas when I had the netsupport i could just open them from my main console. Classes come within 5mins of each other that's why I'm looking for software to help reduce the time taken. Thank you for the reply.
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06 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes to all your questions. Its the same thing i told the guy above you, I am using the shared folder but its very time consuming to open each link on each computer individually. Whereas when I had the netsupport i could just open them from my main console. Classes come within 5mins of each other that's why I'm looking for software to help reduce the time taken. Thank you for the reply.[/QUOTE]

You can ask them to open the link themselves from the mapped network drive. If there is other files on it, you can create another folder, map it and then ask them to open it from Computer. Thank you.
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06 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Good solution. The only problem is the teachers prefer if the work is prepared before the students get there. Sucks huh
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06 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RaviR View Post
Good solution. The only problem is the teachers prefer if the work is prepared before the students get there. Sucks huh
I'll get back to you after I compare free classroom management softwares.
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06 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vvinushan View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RaviR View Post
Good solution. The only problem is the teachers prefer if the work is prepared before the students get there. Sucks huh
I'll get back to you after I compare free classroom management softwares.
Thank you.
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06 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I have found a software which I think you will like. I am uploading it but it is taking a long time. When it is finished, I will post it. Thank you
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