[K12OSN] PD for staff (really OO)

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Mon Apr 19 15:27:58 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-04-19 at 09:38, Barry Solof wrote:

> The big reason we still run Netware servers in our shop is Zen for
> desktops.  It allows us to send, resend and update applications on
> Windows desktops better than anything else we've tried.
> Ok, thats my rant.  Anyone have a way to do this with a linux backend
> instead of Netware?  

If you switch the desktops to linux terminals with the home directories
accessible to an administrator, all installs/configuration changes
that involve individual config files become a shell or perl script
loop that substitutes personal values into a template.  If you stick
with windows, you'll need a commercial tool that knows how to deal
with the registry, but most of those don't require netware and wouldn't
care that some files come from samba mounts. 

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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