Want to set up a computer lab with centralized user management
I'm planning on setting up a computer lab for a local Adult Ed. program, it's a non-profit organization and doesn't have a high budget, I am doing this work as a volunteer, and would like a solution that meets the following requirements:
- Preferably linux-based clients
- Want centralized user management, or at least the ability for the users to create accounts and then access their personal files from anywhere on the network
- User administration to be carried out by non-technical staff
- Low maintainence
Basically, I want to go in, set up the system and then leave day-to-day stuff to non-IT people, who I can give basic training to if necessary. I can do occasional maintenance tasks but will not be able to maintain it on ie: a weekly basis.
I'm thinking of installing PinguyOS (an Ubuntu derivative) for each client, though since it's a heavy weight distro, something a bit slimmer but fully featured would be nice too. As far as client-server stuff goes, I am thinking of setting up an Active Directory server -- but that's unless I can find a better solution.
Tips, ideas, suggestions?
Last edited by Zero Angel; 10-07-2011 at 11:49 PM.