Posted on 2006-06-05
I would like some suggestions on re-doing a student lab. Currently we have 10 PC’s with Win 98 on some and Win 2000 on others. The lab is completely separate from the network that the employees use and that is a Windows 2003 domain mainly because of the threat of viruses and spyware/adware. There are a few things that I would like to address when updating the lab. It is a workgroup network and the students wreak havoc in the OS’s of the computers. They install all kinds of programs and change so many Windows settings that we often have to reload the OS. Spyware/adware and viruses have been a big problem. So basically I would like to be able to centrally manage the computers, have the ability to block inappropriate websites, block spyware/adware, mange viruses and lock down the computers. We will be purchasing all new PC’s so the OS will be XP but if there are other options like some type of thin client that would be nice to know other options. Thanks for your help.