Check my thinking - how many hours does it take to build a 9 PC workgroup?
Posted on 2004-10-29
Anyone care to offer some advice / check my thinking?
We are trying to figure how many man hours it will take to build a 9 PC workgroup. The cabling infrastructure is in. It's a matter of:
Unbox each PC & monitor, set each one up on the desk, connect the data cable to the PC and wall, boot the PC, walk through the new PC XP setup (these are Dell PCs), register the Office suite, set up outlook with a single email account, one PC is going to be acting as a server, so we'll set up some shares on that machine and install a batch on each of the other machines to map to those shared drives, change the my docs on each machine to point to the share on the server (is there an easier way in a workgroup other than manually changing it from each PC?), install Norton Antivirus, activate that, download the updates, etc. (for 9 users, which do you think is better - NAV 2005 or Corporate edition 9.0!? They are both about the same price. oh, and map a couple network printers on each PC. The network printers need to be unboxed, toner loaded, etc.. and the boxes need to be brought down from 2nd floor to 1st floor by the dumpster. I came up with a number, but not sure if it's too high or too low.....
and if yo uhve any thoughts about this, I am welcome to hear them!