Thanks for sharing.
We have also done this, but with one difference: We installed laptops at Sales Meeting in a hotel using a VPN gateway, so that communication to the Core is safe and sources are used from the local Preferred Server. Be sure to use the self-extracting exe files for agent deployment (NOT configure agent action in Provisioning), otherwise the 50 MB will be pulled from the core.
Nice idea, why did something simalar for a new employee in his homeoffice.
In addition to this we developed something for one of our customer that only requires a bootable LANDESK USB Stick and an USB Drive with a specific label and the deployment can be done from local drives. We only need the core server for action list.
Our scenario works like this:
1. Connect the boot stick and the USB Drive to the client and boot from the stick.
2. Connect to LANDESK Core Server and select a template you want to deploy.
3. Wihtin this template we map the location preferred server (if available) or the master package share.
4. After this has been mapped, we execute a tool that searches the connected drives letter for a specific one, disconnectes the mapped OSD source and changes the drive letter of the local USB drive to the one we use in our templates I: for example.
Now we are able to do the deployment from the local hard drives.
If somebody needs more information, don't hesitate and contact me directly.