Sunday, October 12, 2003 7:02 AM bart

Microsoft SchoolServer project

I'm currently working for Microsoft Belux on the SchoolServer project, a piece of software which runs on top of Windows Server 2003 to improve the manageability of the IT infrastructure in schools dramatically. Features include the automatic provisioning of the Active Directory (and the file/share structure) with accounts for students, teachers and staff members, blocking of internet access, end-of-the-year migration tools, automated setup of the client pc's (using RIS), Terminal Services for older clients running Windows 9x or NT 4, and much more. The setup and configuration of Windows Server 2003 will be dramatically simple thanks to wizards guiding you through the process.

Currently we're in a beta 2 stage, more news will become available when we're preparing beta 3 and the RC (and RTM) of the product. Our current goal is to ship the tools somewhere in Q2 of 2004.

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# re: Microsoft SchoolServer project

Sunday, January 11, 2004 7:41 AM by bart

Is your application doing all of the low level calls to AD to perform your actions, or do you export those tasks to another execution engine?

Perhaps you may want to think about the Microsoft Provisioning System to do the low level work for you. Take a look a the community site that I run:
http://groups.msn.com/MSProvisioningSystem/

Feel free to send me an email to discuss further: conrada@microsoft.com

Thanks,
Conrad Agramont

# re: Microsoft SchoolServer project

Thursday, June 10, 2004 10:03 PM by bart

Wanneer komt de schoolserver uit? Ik kan echt niet meer wachten om ons netwerk eindelijk op schoolniveau te kunnen beheren...

Kristof Boeckx
ICT-Coördinator VTI Kontich
kristof@defantasie.com

English:
When will the schoolserver be released? I can't wait to manage our schoolnetwork on a school-based level.