Optimize Wireless Network (Active Directory - Windows 2003 Server)
Posted on 2006-11-06
We do not have enough money to build a wired network, so we decided to build a wireless one.
We have these equipments :
- 1 HP Proliant Ml350 Server with Windows 2003 Server
- 30 Worksations Windows Xp Professional with wifi pci cards
- DSL Modem/Router
- Netscreen Firewall
- 1 HP Procure Switch
- 2 Wifi Access Points (Alcatel)
All this stuff is connected and working perfectly
We are going to have 70+ domain users : (60+ students, 8 teachers, 2 admins)
The teachers and the admins has their assigned workstations (Local profiles, with some network shares)
The 60+ students are going to share 20 workstations with these conditions :
1/ The students are free to use any of the workstations at any time (today he uses WS001, tomorrow WS017, next week WS021 and so on).
2/ The students must find their own files and preferences and internet favorites.... in any of the workstations they may use)
3/ Student must close his session before being able to open it on another workstation.
I've been thinking of roaming profiles, but it's going to be very very slow. Some of the students put their MP3 and WMA in their My Music Folder. These files will be spread to all the workstations!!
Now I am thinking of folder redirection. But what folders to redirect? Is it a good solution? How to disable music and video files from traveling in the network?
Please help me to get the most optimized network.