When deploying operating systems, several methods are available to choose from:
To do manual installation, commonly referred to as Adidas-management, is time consuming and rarely used today, at least not in organizations with more than 10 users. Prepared solutions require a lot of maintenance of images and are often not very cost effective. Automated solutions can be expensive, complex to learn and implement and require a lot of consultancy time.
Since installing and reinstalling computers are daily tasks for most IT departments, automated solutions for OS deployment are the most desirable ones. With the release of Windows 7, migration to a new generation of Windows operating systems is now on the agenda for many organizations. For any OS migration project, lots of considerations are brought to the table regarding applications and compatibility. A project like this can be time consuming and can chew up a lot of financial and human resources.
OS deployment - suggested solution
Specops Deploy supports both OS deployment and application deployment. The OS deployment feature is based on standard Microsoft technology such as Windows Deployment Services and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT). It handles these two components in a fully automated way and allows you to do practically anything you might want to do in an enterprise environment.
This means that you can start quickly and easily. You will be able to do everything yourself, without needing to add or learn any complex new infrastructure - and without having to bring in outside consultants. Specops Deploy's OS deployment features allow you to rapidly install or re-install computers at will with the guidance of our intelligent wizard tool.
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