share the computer over the rooms network.
Make sure you include the external drive in the shared items.
I work for a college and I have been given the task of creating an ISO image from 9 dvds(8G each) and installing that info on to 18 laptops. It wouldn't be a big deal if I only had to do it once, but I will be doning this every 6 mos. What I do is place the iso on an external drive an then go from laptop to laptop placing the images on each one. The process takes about 1 for each one. there has to be a faster way of getting this done. Because it's proprietary information I can not place it on a hard drive and duplicate it. We are allowed to place the information on each laptop because they are service laptops. If I were to use a router would that let me send the info to each laptop? I would like to be able to connect all the laptop to to one thing and get all the info delivered at one time. Is this possible?