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Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
Windows 7 at Dean Close School
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Windows 7 at Dean Close School

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  • 1. W7 Deployment Project<br />Nyall Monkton<br />IT Manager<br />Dean Close School<br />ndlmonkton@deanclose.org.uk<br />01242 258000 ext 111<br />07530 940243<br />
  • 2. Stage 1<br />Installed W7 RC onto IT Managers laptop<br />Trailed laptop on live system for 2-3 weeks<br />Impressed by speed of install and software/hardware compatibility<br />Main problems was finger print recognition driver on Sony Vaio<br />
  • 3. Stage 2<br />Installed W7 RC onto IT Support Engineers laptops<br />Trailed laptops on live system for 2-3 weeks<br />Impressed by speed of install and software/hardware compatibility<br />4 laptops installed within 2 hours<br />Main problems was finger print recognition driver on Toshiba Tablet<br />Also had problems getting tablet function to work<br />
  • 4. Stage 3<br />Installed W7 onto 15 different spec and aged machines<br />Impressed by speed of install and software/hardware compatibility<br />All 15 machines, installed and within AD within 4 hours<br />4 copies of W7 on DVD’s used<br />No major problems.<br />Machines being used by various employees of the school including Admin, Estates and Theatre<br />Machines within own AD OU with new GPOs<br />
  • 5. Stage 4<br />Installed W7 onto 20 identical spec machines<br />Install was via WDS<br />Impressed by speed of install and software/hardware compatibility<br />All 20 machines, installed and within AD within a morning<br />No major problems.<br />Machines being used by students within an ICT Suite<br />
  • 6. Stage 5<br />To be installed Oct 2009<br />Installation of W7 onto 26 same spec machines using MDT 2010<br />Findings to be published late October<br />
  • 7. Stage 6<br />To be installed Christmas 2009<br />Installation of W7 onto all boarding house machines using MDT 2010<br />Findings to be published late October<br />
  • 8. Stage 7<br />To be installed 2010<br />Installation of W7 onto rest of school machines<br />Findings to be published during 2010<br />
  • 9. Other Items<br />WS08 R2 Installed Aug 2009 – no major problems<br />Direct Access semi successful – full implementation Oct 2009<br />Bitlocker trialled during Aug / Sept - full implementation Oct 2009<br />
  • 10. Conclusion<br />General consensus is both staff and pupils very satisfied with speed and new features<br />Few minor problems with drivers<br />No major logging in issues<br />I believe in a staged approach and would recommend it to all schools considering W7<br />Make sure IT Support staff are fluent first before any other users within the school<br />

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