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Topic # 11906 17-Feb-2007 22:59
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Hi there,

I am looking for the following pieces of software-

- Server Management
- Logon Script generator (that can map drives, emails, programs, printers etc)
- Something to stop a user using the control panel (Preferebly incorperated into the logon script)
- network messenger
- Any other usefull software

Can anyone help me? I dont know what to get for all these things, I know how to run a server, I am just not very esperienced and I dont know what to use.

Sorry If I have put this in the wrong forum, I am not too sure where this would go.

Many thanks,

Ellipsis

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  Reply # 61119 18-Feb-2007 09:48
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What platform and what budget? Here are some suggestions for Windows 2003 Server:

- Server Management: Logmein IT Reach is a good tool. It allows full server control over the Internet through a browser, and remote access. Full server controls means it: services, users, configuration, event viewer, restart, file management, everything. And no need to open Incoming ports on your firewall. It works on any Windows version from Windows XP, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista.

- Stop user access control panel: just investigate Security Policies. You can manage security policies from a central location and distribute them or apply on a machine. Some software will automate this for you, like ManageEngine Desktop Central.

- AppManager is great to keep your servers healt history and see where bottlenecks are.








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  Reply # 61135 18-Feb-2007 12:30
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Thanks,



It doesnt really matter what the cost is, so long as it isnt on going. The platform will be Server 2003. I still need things like network messengers and logon script generators, which I am really REALLY stuck on. I also still want a program that can do the restrictions that runs from the logon script, if that isnt possible, then I will try it the other way.



Thanks again,



Ellipsis.

PS, I am running Server Standard and I want to run forums on my intranet. How do I do this? Can this be done? Can I run it on the internet at all? Can I store files on my server, then access them from the net VIA ftp or something?

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  Reply # 61138 18-Feb-2007 12:54
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IF you want to run a forum or discussion site on an intranet, check Sharepoint Services. It's free and integrates with your domain, etc...








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  Reply # 61165 18-Feb-2007 22:31
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Awesome! Is this easy to use at all?

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