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RE: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Primary School Server
- From: Matt Johnson <johnsonmlw@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 16:35:25 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <20040824163517.71936.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> The set-up that I have in mind sounds imilar to
> yours. I want to have two
> groups; one for staff and one for pupils. I think
> that for the KS1 classes
> I will probably just have a class user name and then
> from year 2 onwards
> introduce their own user id's.
This sounds sensible. I tried that for a while, and
soon went to user names throughout. Reception can log
on, but it does eat into the session a bit.
> My intention is to
> set up a shared work
> space for resources to share with pupils, one for
> staff to keep planning and
> policies on, etc and for staff/classes/pupils to
> have their own work spaces.
Yeah and have an area that pupils can read, but only
staff can write to. It's nice for teachers to setup
templates that are read-only so children then save
them to their MyDocuments or MyWork area.
> All work by pupils and staff is currently saved onto
> floppy disk which means
> that there are hundreds lying around in classrooms
> and I don't like this!!
> I would like to set up their profiles to include
> desktops, especially in KS1
> to make it easier to access the software that we
Yes, if I remember correctly, I use a policy to define
desktops (config.pol). This isn't at the school I work
in now (which had already bought an RM server before I
got there). Let me make very clear, that the two
schools I've set linux/samba as the PDC run much
quicker than the cluttered RM Connect 2.4 bloaty
nonsense I have now.
> With regards to my little trial run at home, I've
> set SUSE up on my laptop.
> I set samba up with a domain name "test" and added
> some user id's - I used
> webmin/swat to help me do this. My XP client won't
> join this domain, even
> after typing in the root password and I just can't
> see anyway to get it to
> do this.
Ah. Yes. XP you see. I found it an uphill struggle,
but got there in the end I think.
> I must admit Linux has confused me a little bit and
> I think I just need to
> start from scratch. If you could point me in the
> right direction, I would
> really appreciate it!
This seems to do all the things I did...
A W98 machine doesn't have to bother with machine
You *are* using encrypted passwords, right (in your
smb.conf)? I guess it's default anyway. And your users
must have (1) linux accounts (maybe by using YAST) and
(2) accounts setup using smbpasswd (or something that
does this for you - I know webmin can create these
users for you, but it must be done).
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