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    Imaging tools

    Hi guys,

    What do you currently use for imaging systems?
    I now have responsibility for rather a large amount of desktops/laptops and most will need upgrading to W7 in the [very] near future.
    Anything that incorporates UDMT would be great, otherwise I'd just be happy to get an idea of best practice. We currently use SCCM, but it takes an age.

    Thanks in advance

    Darren

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    MDT for us - cheap and chearful and does the trick with plenty of options to customise.

    We have a single base Windows 7 image for EVERY pc in the school, MDT holds onto drivers and aditional applications that we don't do through App-V (IWB software, Outlook 2007 and Sophos are the main ones).

    Take about 30 minutes tops to go from 0 to 100.

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    MDT rocks, especially when you use all the fancy DB extras. If you are already using SCCM then you are probably already using an abstracted version of MDT as it is a component of SCCM.

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    Linux based Fog will also do asset management and a whole host of other things for you.

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    WDS is doing us just fine atm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    WDS is doing us just fine atm.
    Take the bump up to MDT if you can - will be amazed at how much easier it is to deploy a room

    Using MDT and App-V to deploy Windows 7 and applications - YouTube

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    Give us a minute, we are still getting our head round WDS from the RM implementation of RIS.

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    Yeah, we have a custom written system that integrates with SCCM (DCT)and flakes out every ten seconds requiring the services to be restarted. Unfortunately I don't have access to the server infrastructure, so I'm a bit limited to what I can do.... If I can take some of this info and show there's a better way, that may help some.

    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    Give us a minute, we are still getting our head round WDS from the RM implementation of RIS.
    In that case I sympthise having known what you are going though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT2 View Post
    Yeah, we have a custom written system that integrates with SCCM (DCT)and flakes out every ten seconds requiring the services to be restarted. Unfortunately I don't have access to the server infrastructure, so I'm a bit limited to what I can do.... If I can take some of this info and show there's a better way, that may help some.

    Darren
    Show them the video I posted a little way up - its long winded but if you skip to the right bits....

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    WDS just great and it is so flexible

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    MDT here

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    WDS here but hopefully moving over to SCCm this week.

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    A special thank you to Fitzharrys IT Department for their excellent U-Tube offering. Crikey - you fellows are light years ahead of me, bout time I started to catch up I reckon These tools will certainly help - big time.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Take the bump up to MDT if you can - will be amazed at how much easier it is to deploy a room

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    We've been using FOG for a few years now and it has worked great. The price is right and performance of imaging tasks is faster than we ever had with any other imaging solution.

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