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Offline beo

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Streamlining installs over a network?
« on: Friday, October 28, 2011, 06:04:00 AM »
got a load of middle aged PCs that we're updating to windows 7 (along with installing all the gubbins that goes on after) and i'd rather not do it one box at a time. there is quite a range of different harware configurations in the network, so i'm thinking drive cloning software is out. Anyone got any bright ideas?

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Re: Streamlining installs over a network?
« Reply #1 on: Friday, October 28, 2011, 03:33:13 PM »
SCCM is your best bet, but have fun with that.  It will take months just to get it working as you like, nevermind fill an immediate need.

Windows 7 isn't hardware specific like XP was.  You could still do imaging through something like WDS, but you would want to consider injecting all the different drivers into the WIM.

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Re: Streamlining installs over a network?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 12:49:02 PM »
cheers for the advice, i'll look into whats possible with WDS.