Windows Thread, The Best School Network in Technical; Originally Posted by PiqueABoo
The manglement: Well there's always that SCCM , SCOM but they, especially the second one, appear ...
11th September 2009, 07:53 PM #16
I haven't tried SCCM but I'm running SCOM and I've figured it out for the most part and I HAVE to do other things... but SCOM is a complicated beast. But once it's mostly in and working, you can more or less leave it to it's own devices and make checking the alerts part of a daily maintenance task.
Originally Posted by PiqueABoo
(We are almost at that part - yay)
11th September 2009, 10:08 PM #17
How do you do this ?
Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey
12th September 2009, 12:19 AM #18
WDS to deploy an image, careful manipulation of sysprep to pull in the right drivers, and lots of post-install registry hackery to do things like install management software, set some options, manage a couple of reboots and trigger software installation. Oh, and active directory pre-staging to allow automatic naming.
Originally Posted by budgester
It used to have an extra step - presenting a pendrive with the wireless settings during postinstall - but now we have radius that comes from group policy, so that extra step is replaced with coffee now.
The image itself takes about 15 minutes to pull, sysprep about another five and software installation between 20 and 40, after which there's a final reboot and the user sees a normal login screen.
Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 12th September 2009 at 12:21 AM.
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