I work in a university/college and having a problem in one of the labs.
At the moment we have a few programs that pull their licences from a licence server. This licence server has no internet connection to aid with security and is networked to these 16 or so computers via a wired LAN. To access the internet we installed wireless cards and connected them all to another server that has shared resources the students will need access to from time to time.
Now, i've had to set it up with deepfreeze so that when they log on the wLAN is enabled and LAN is disabled (as internet access is prioritised), but if they need to use one of 3 apps they must first disable the wireless card, then enable the lan connection, and then start the program after waiting to obtain an ip address for the licence network. They then have to reverse the process once the program has loaded so they can continue using the internet.
My question is, is there any kind of script i can write to at least semi automate this process? Was thinking of maybe having 3 shortcuts on the desktop for the progroms that were in fact scripts that did the network changes, ran the progam and then after a wait of say 30 seconds revert the network changes.
If anyone has any advice that can point me in the right direction i'd appreciate it.