Tuesday, March 09, 2004 1:52 AM bart

SchoolServer Demo on VLOD

This week we're going to present the Microsoft SchoolServer 2004 solution to people from the educational field in Flanders on VLOD (Vlaamse Onderwijs Dagen) in Flanders Expo - Ghent. Can't believe it but the whole setup on the demo machines over here is running fine. To present the internet blocking solution for example we need to simulate the internet because we can't rely on having a (working) internetconnection in Flanders Expo during the event in the presentation rooms. This is why we require quite a complex setup with one machine simulating the "real World Wide Web" running DHCP, DNS, FTP, POP3, SMTP and HTTP on Windows Server 2003. With a router in between the SchoolServer machine and the internetsimulator it seems to be a real scenario.

Just a little check and then I'm going to bed, it will be a long (and heavy - with two laptops, one router, one hub, a few FTP-cables, some extra batteries, an external harddrive and a Pocket PC) day tomorrow on our "dry run" of the presentation for a limited audience. Thank goodness we have that powerful Virtual PC solution which has really helped me out for lots of demos already. I like the "undo disk" functionality most of all. Using the feature it's possible to start your Virtual PC, try some demos and discard the changes when you're done if you want to do so. It's just great to know everything is then back in its original state as it was before the try-out of the demo. Useful when you're presenting alpha and beta stuff in particular (our internet blocking tools are in an early alpha stage right now... risky to show :-)).

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# re: SchoolServer Demo on VLOD

Tuesday, March 09, 2004 7:03 AM by bart

Good luck with your demo Bart!

# re: SchoolServer Demo on VLOD

Sunday, March 14, 2004 11:38 PM by bart

It all went perfect! Congratulations to the best team ever!