I work in an elementary school in a computer lab that has 30 old Dell Optiplex GX 280 machines connected by LAN. The school has lots of old disc-based (CD) windows software, and of course not enough disc space on each machine to hold it all.
1.) What’s the easiest way to run the software without the need for the actual CD’s to be placed in the CD-ROM drive ?
2.) Can on each of the 30 machines be run off one single shared drive that all the computers can see ? If so – would I expect to have performance problems when multiple users are accessing the same drive ?
Finally – if either of these are possible, what resources can teach me to set this up, and what software might I need to purchase or download ?