As part of a presentation I am doing next week I am generating as full a list as possible of the various deployment tools / methods used out in the wild.
My presentation will be focussing on how 3 Northants schools do it but I would like to point people to a more complete list. I intend to dump this in the wiki as it progresses (or persuade one of the Wiki folks to do it ;-) !)
So ... below are the categories, please give as much feedback as you can. Once I see the sort of format of replies I will also be rolling this out as a google form for completion by schools that are not EG members so if you do see it on a mailing list, usenet or via twitter please complete it *here* so that people can see and discuss things more readily.
OS Deployment (windows tools)
(eg WDS / Ghost / etc)
Patch deployment tools / methods (windows tools)
(eg WSUS, Microsoft updates, re-image machines, push out MSIs, etc)
Application deployment (windows tools)
(eg MSI via GPO [published/assigned], MSI via script, middleware tools such as CC3/4/classlink, part of original image, etc)
Application maintenance (windows tools)
(eg patching applications, upgrading applications, removing applications, changing application settings, etc)
Many thanks to all who take part.