I have a classroom with 24 workstations setup in it. These systems have a base load of Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and all current updates. They are running VMWare Workstation 5.5
I have a server in my lab, located one floor down from the classroom. I need to find a utility that will allow me to have some type of listening client on the workstations in the classroom. I also need a companion app that I could load on my server in the lab that will send files to all of the workstations in a "push" or "multicast" method.
For example, a class is coming up. The instructor has built a VMWare image and I have the files for it on my server. I then want to be able to push these files up to all of the workstations in my classroom as efficiently and easily as possible.
Currently, I have been configuring one of these systems in my lab with the proper VMWare image files and then using Ghost to create an image of it. I then use a Ghostcast session to load all of the systems at once. This seem inefficient considering I don't need to push the OS everytime. The only thing really changing is the VMWare files.