Setup network for teaching office skills
Posted on 2009-04-29
I am helping to set up a network and system for a vocational class for 25 participants that will teach standard office skills such as word processing, email, and standard billing applications.
I believe that I would need 26 workstations, 1 server, a router or Cisco switch such as a Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch (which I can get used for $500).
I can get a Dell Poweredge 2900 Server for $1,500. It is a Dual Core Xeon 5110, 3.2 Ghz, 1066 FSB, 4 GB Ram, 10k RPM Harddrive
I would want the machines to have XP, MS Office, Outlook, Quickbooks and whatever other office applications are needed.
I think that I could use Logmein free to connect to each of the workstations from the instructors machine.
I assume that I should use a domain based network. What server operating system would be best for this?
I would like to use Acronis for backup.
Please comment on this solution and provide any other items or issues that I should consider.