Hi. With Linux making positive inroads into the education sector, we have
been experimenting with implementing Linux into our NT Domain network. We
currently run an RM Connect 2.4 network, containing a mixture of 95 and
98/98SE machines - these run MS Office and Internet applications, as well as
What I want to do is use some of the older machines, install Linux and
simply use them for Office (SO5.2) and Internet (Mozilla) - This is all very
easy to do, simply by installing SO5.2 to the local disk and then pointing
Mozilla through our proxy server - this works and we have got this far on
our test machine.
Now then, the next bit....
When users log into their accounts on an Win95/98 machine their user area
(which is held on either Server 1 or Server 2) is mapped to a local drive,
and becomes 'N:\MyWork' - users can then access and save their files as if
it were a local drive.
User names are held on the NT Servers as well.
What we want to do, is let the user log into an Linux machine (SuSE8.0Pro) -
authenticate their username and password from the NT user database, and then
map their user space to a drive on the Linux machine. Pupils then being able
to load Office documents into SO5.2
I know this can be done with Samba, but can anyone offer any advice.
Thanks in advance,.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Driscoll" <phil(a)dialsolutions.co.uk>
To: "SuSE Linux UK Schools" <suse-linux-uk-schools(a)suse.com>
Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 5:56 PM
Subject: [suse-linux-uk-schools] OpenOffice and databases
We've just done a nice conversion job this
morning and talked the school
of spending a shed load of money on MS Office for 86
new machines and
OpenOffice instead. Inevitably, real soon now, someone
is going to ask
doing 'Access' style stuff.
So, I've just had a play with a Windoze box here, installed MyODBC and set
a datasource pointing to MySQL on one of my SuSE
boxes. I fiddled around
the datasources bit of OpenOffice and then, by
pressing F4, I get into a
where I can see my database, fiddle about, run queries
etc. For anyone
wanting to have a play, note that the above was extremely easy, and there
were no problems!
I have yet to work out if and how to use the data in a document or to
a form to it. Since my only use for Access is as an
emetic, can anyone
me as to whether or not this is the same kind of stuff
you do in Access,
do we have a fairly close match on functionality?
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