I've got to disagree with that entire statement.Quote:
SCCM is too time consuming, breaks easily and not really needed for a secondary school.
We've been running it for the last two and a bit years and been using it in anger since September last year. It's been perfectly stable. Yes, it takes a long time to set up but once it's going, it's going and assuming you use the suite to its full ability it will save you a considerable amount of time as everything gets automated.
Not really needed for a secondary school? How do you figure? I suppose it depends on the size of the secondary school but any estate which has more than 100 computers benefits from SCCM. The ability to push software, updates and configurations, the ability to take inventories and monitor what software is being used and AV management make it absolutely invaluable to me. The ability to schedule of that does too. Targeting software/updates/configurations at specific users or computers is pretty damn cool too. Whereas all MDT will do for you is deploy an OS and install software during its task sequence. Not a trivial task by any means but it offers nowhere near the functionality of SCCM or similar products.