I really need to set this up once and for all, i have been talking about it but I am not prepared to install LANDesk SP3 on our live core without testing it elsewhere first after the problems we had with SP2.
As well as LANDesk patches I will use this for security patches and testing software deployment.
As far as the clients are concerned, i have no issues there. We will either use MS Virtual server or VMware machines that i can rollback after testing.
The core is where i need advice:
I will use Windows Server 2003, and i hope to use SQL Server 2005 Express - does this take much configuration to get it working with LANDesk?
Also, how do i go about activating the additional core? - We will be taking into account the additional test machines in our overall number of licenses (unless there is provision/leeway from LD to allow for testing?).
Is there anything else i should be aware of?
Perhaps this could be written up in a Best Practice document (by someone who knows this subject better than i).