OLPC System Administration

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We know that many of the people assigned to manage school servers and complete school systems will have no prior knowledge of computers.

School server and laptop overview

  • Mission and Goals
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Security

Server installation and configuration

  • Internet connections
  • Managing without an Internet connection


  • Administrators
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Students
  • Family and Friends

Content Filtering

  • Web
  • E-mail
  • Other

Laptop Update Process

Currently, laptops are updated by putting a new build on a flash drive, inserting it into an XO, and turning the XO on. The rest happens automatically. Work is proceeding on a way to do this without overwriting user files. Eventually, the school server will be able to push updates to XOs overnight via wireless. Children will need to be aware that their XOs must be on and fully charged beforehand.

CD/DVD player/burner



Web Server


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This article is a documentation stub, an outline for a real manual. Maybe it should be expanded, maybe it should be killed — discuss..