Primary School Server upgrades
This summer, the wide-area network (WAN) that connects East Lothian’s schools together is being upgraded. As part of this work, the primary schools’ servers will need to be completely re-configured. This is a major piece of work, and means that:
No primary school computers or network resources (e.g. internet access, shared files, printing) will be available for the first two weeks of the holidays (2nd – 13th July).
** Email will still be available from home.
Primary School PC/Laptop changes:
Following this work, every PC and laptop in every primary school will need to have some work done on them to make them work with the new setup. This means all laptops must be left in the school over the holidays so they can be updated.
All files currently stored on any primary school computer will be PERMANENTLY DELETED
This includes documents, digital photos etc that are stored on your desktop or in the My Documents folder.
All files that you want to keep must be moved to your server before the holidays – either to your S: drive or your Z: drive.
Terry Brown, ICT Officer has created a great little batch file that copies your favourites to your Z drive. This will be really handy for Primary school teachers to do before the summer. You can find it in the folder :
My Computer \Education Exchange \ ICT \ Copy Favourites
If you have large amounts of digital video or photos to store, it may be more suitable to store them on an external USB hard disk – your ICT Co-ordinator will be able to advise you. If you are unsure of what this means for you, please phone the IT Service Desk on 01620 827205 for advice and support.