I work for a Large secondary college and have implemented Landesk throughout our entire system for management and software distribution. Because the need of flexibility is there with different software packages needed at various times we have built only a base software image with the basics like office and so forth.
We have renew and reimage 300 machines, consisting of 130 XP machines and 170 Vista Enterprise machines. We have at least 50 applications to deploy accross the entire system for different labs.
We have so far tried dependecy installers and recently a provisioning template to deploy the packages to all machines. We have all labs in different subnets and so forth so we are trying to implement the best and fastest procedure for deploying the packages. As well as future proofing it for reimage tasks where the software will start install again. So far just doing
We have also dedicated a machine in each subnet as just a PXE rep to support that subnet.
Questions I have.
- Should I be using download from source or Multicast
- Should a multicast rep be designated to start with or let the system select
- Why do when I send a Provisioning Template to 56 computesrs 40 go the other 16 hang, but it has now fone on for ages and they freeze