I am at the beginning of a project that maybe involve a deployment of a Windows 2003/2000 forest. First of all, why do I need an Windows domain in my University ?
The only thing I can find to justify me of going that way is that I want to control the installation of patches for OS (windows clients) and antivirus updates in a centralized way.
I want to be able to do Remote installations of softwares to the many PCs in campus.
I want to push a button and make possible that certain computers will be enable for some jobs and disable for others.
Are the above requirements enough to go to a AD on Windows ? Are there other solutions to the same problem ?
Thanks a lot for your input,