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Shares in non domain environment, K-12

Posted on 2012-08-30
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Actually this has nothing to do with K-12 but rather an after school program that is a Non Profit.  We have set up a computer lab with 10 PC's.  Students will log in with user name Student PWD Student.
What we need is a way to create a shared folder with sub folders for EACH student (up to 65 kids) and be able to have some share permissions in place.  They can't afford a server.  They can't afford Dropbox.  And the kids are 7 - 17 in age.

Any ideas?  We were thinking IOSafe or other massivie usb drive attached to one computer.

Just not sure about share's a permissions for this many kids.
Again no money for a server.
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If you have a spare PC you can look at FreeNAS.

http://www.freenas.org/

Or for one of my clients he is using the iomega storcenter ix2-200 external drive, which allows ntfs permissions, you can set it up on the network as a file share with appropriate permissions. I find this actually pretty easy to use, but dlink, drobo all have these options.
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