What is Windows MultiPoint Server?
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is a shared resource computing solution designed primarily for educational institutions. With Windows MultiPoint Server, a single computer supports multiple users at the same time, each working independently using their own monitor, keyboard and mouse and with a familiar Windows computing experience. Schools can provide more students with access to the latest technology, even with limited budgets.
Today’s PCs have become so powerful that a typical user only consumes a tiny fraction of his/her computer’s capacity. The result: untapped opportunity to optimize that unused capacity to deliver increased value to the user. Instead of purchasing and managing 10 PCs, an organization can now buy one single PC that can support up to 20 workstations, each with its own monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and each with its own independent computing environment.
RollBack Rx for Windows MultiPoint Server
RollBack Rx MultiPoint Server Edition simplifies the management of shared computing resources. It was designed to protect the entire server from any unwanted changes made to the system.
Automated, Unattended MultiPoint Server Maintenance
The RollBack protection is invisible; users feel as though they have complete control of the system. Regardless of what students may
attempt to do, including erasing important system files, installing software or even modifying registry settings, the Microsoft Multipoint server can be set to restore to their configured baseline settings everytime the server is restarted, when a user logs-off or one any schedule (daily or weekly). Making the workstations perfectly configured and available for the next user.
Manual Restore and Control
RollBack Rx MultiPoint Server can also be manually restored to any point in time with an extremely easy to user GUI. If a disaster should strike, such as a virus attack or inadvertent student error, teachers with minimal IT experience are empowered to easily restore their shared computers to an earlier point in time.
How Does RollBack Rx Compare to Windows Built-in System Restore?
Windows System Restore can only restore Windows “System Files” and some Program files. RollBack Rx functions at the sector level of the hard drive and restores every bit of data – in essence making your PC a virtual time-machine. Furthermore, if a student or virus attack were to crash you system and you experience the BSOD (blue screen of death) and your PC is unbootable – Windows system restore would not be able to assist you, as you need to be able to load Windows for System Restore to function. Unlike system restore – If Windows is corrupted or if your server can not boot into Windows – RollBack Rx can still restore your entire system! Since RollBack Rx installs below Windows, it can be accessed prior to Windows boot-up by pressing the “HOME” key. Once you enter into the RollBack Rx sub-console you can roll-back to any snapshot. – Furthermore, you can recover any and all data up-to-the second of the System Crash!
Reducing Equipment, Energy and Maintenance Costs
Windows MultiPoint Server is a great solution introduced by Microsoft. In a nutshell – one host computer is shared by multiple users simultaneously, enabling schools to reduce overall costs 66% by saving on hardware, energy and maintenance. Schools can effectively triple the number of Windows computers without increasing budget.
Spend More Time Teaching and Learning
There’s nothing more important to a teacher than providing students with a personalized learning experience – not spending time on time-consuming, complicated technology. Teachers also need to be able to monitor student activity to ensure that workstations are an effective learning tool in the classroom, libraries and labs. Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 provides teachers and students with the latest and familiar Windows experience. And it gives teachers easy-to-use tools to orchestrate and manage students’ use of computers, to help students stay focused on their studies.
Simple Solution, Secure Technology
Schools need to ensure their systems are secure and working smoothly. Often, schools have few or no dedicated IT resources. Technology is dispersed throughout classrooms, libraries and labs as well as across several offices and buildings, making management especially difficult and time-consuming. By providing schools with fewer physical computers and a single integrated point of management, Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 is much easier to manage and support. Simple setup and access to expert support by Microsoft and our authorized partners mean limited IT resources gain the confidence they need to manage resources effectively in a challenging environment.
Save Time, Money and Technical Resources
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 provides teachers and students with the latest and familiar Windows experience. And it gives teachers complete classroom control with easy-to-use tools to orchestrate and manage students’ use of computers, to help students stay focused on their studies.