• From: "Duncan Simpson" <duncan@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 10:29:13 -0000

Hi there; I am a school technician; I've been keeping up-to-date with
Calmira, am I was thinking of implementing it on the computers in the main
IT room.
I installed the software and OK, things seemed fine.  But there seems to be
a bit of a problem;

All the computers remote boot of the Novell Netware servers.  To stop
sharing lockups on the servers, we have to separate every single copy of
Windows from every other.  (i.e. every machine uses a different copy of
windows).  I replaced my specific windows copy and install Calmira.
Everything worked fine.

I was demonstrating it to our IT administrator, when he suggested
implementing it into the general user environment.
This is were trouble started.
It's all very well for the high and might administrators; we have
unrestricted access to all the files on all the servers.  The general pupil
users, however, don't.
When we installed the system, we set everything up so that all 35 computers
had one unprotected directory for temporary files and writing.
When the user logged in, the server copied from the template directory a
copy of Windows, then locks it again, so nothing can be changed.
When we put Calmira in, it protected the directory.  This is the only
problem we have.

The minute windows opened, up comes a modal system error message saying it
cannot write to the disk.  We clicked OK and the whole computer froze.
Since my user doesn't protect the windows directory on login, my Calmira was
fine, but Calmira seems to need unprotected directories and things.

--- Anyway, it all boils down to this question here;
Is there any way of configuring Calmira to not need Read/Write access to the

I'd like to thank any advice in advance.

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