Our student workers got the rest of the tablets imaged yesterday, so at least that is done! One month from today we have the opening faculty in-service. It's going to be a crazy month.

Went to the Laptop Institute in Memphis from Sunday thru Wednesday. It was a fantastic conference. I highly recommend it to anyone if there school is even remotely considering a one-to-one program. My biggest takeaway of the conference is the realization that putting a tablet in the hands of every McAuley student will make a type and a level of learning possible that was never possible before. I know it will do a lot to transform the way in which I teach.

We're trying to get the Dyknow server up and running. Yesterday I got Windows 2003 installed and patched on the VMware server. Jeff and I couldn't get the Windows 2003 server to boot from the CD for several hours. I'm new to VMware so I played around with it trying to get it to boot from the iso images didn't work, neither did the host device or the Client device. Then I realized I was trying to boot the Client Device while running Remote Desktop to the Virtual center server. One hop too many. When I closed the remote desktop and opened the Virtual Infrastructure Client I was able to boot from the Client Device CD and install Windows 2003. I got in patched before I left at 7:30PM.

Jeff called our Dyknow support person today to ask about setting up two network cards on a Windows 2003 server and set up training. He ended up disabled the second network card so we could get on with the installation. Jeff, Jon and I then tried to install Microsoft SQL 2005. Note the word tried. Another road block. While it was installing from disk 2 it gave the message that SQL.cab was corrupt or missing. Jeff started the download of the second disk from CDWG after 5:30. I hung around since I still had some things to finish up. When I got the download to complete I made the CD and got the same error. Apparently other people have had issues installing MS SQL 2005 on VMware. I Googled it and found we weren't the only people to get the error. I may go in tomorrow and see if I can figure it out.

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Tags: 2003, 2005, laptops, microsoft, sql, tablets, windows

Comment by Kevin Stachowski on July 25, 2008 at 1:59am
Jeff got the MS SQL software loaded on Monday. He transferred the install files to the drives on the VMserver and it installed fine. I was in training for our iModules website Monday and Tuesday, so I didn't get to install the Dyknow software until Wednesday. We got it up and running and created a test teacher and a couple of test student accounts.

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