We have 9 British offices and we have successfully used PXE Reps at each site to deploy our new XP SP2 image and our business applications to all 1600+ machines.
We are planning to implement this solution throughout our Asia offices (Shanghai, Beijing & Hong Kong) in March this year, about 100 machines in total. Obviously, we're considering the network implications of installing a local PXE Rep to deploy the image and applications, but we had PXE Booting problems that prevented us from rolling out to our Dubai office. We setup a PC while we were in Dubai and I deployed the PXE Rep software to the PC, but when we tried to PXE Boot it just hung on "waiting for command". All other sites were PXE Booting fine at the time and I check all files/processes were fine so we could only assume it was just far too slow and wasn't compatible perhaps?
So we were forced to use a CD of the image and applications to upgrade each machine instead. Luckily there were only 10-15 machines, so a CD upgrade was feasible. However, this time we have 100 machines to upgrade, so a CD upgrade is not so feasible, but is it our only option?
So could I ask for your advice on how best to roll this out to 100 machines in the Far East considering we only have 1 core server based in London please?