ScriptLogic Desktop Authority vs Group Policy
Posted on 2009-02-20
Preparing to upgrade about 250 systems to Vista Business. Domain controllers have been upgraded from Windows 2000 Server to 2008 Server.
In the past, given the fact that I often dealt with mixed-use operating systems (2000, XP, Vista) on the client machines, I had used Script Logic Desktop Authority to manage the machines, restrict certain settings, add registry keys, deploy and launch applications, etc (all the stuff that DA does).
My question is, now with all the servers native on 2008 Server and all the workstations going to Vista Business, is Desktop Authority really necessary anymore, or does the increased flexibility of GPO's , Vista and Server 2008 make it unnecessary?
Dont get me wrong, DA is a wonderful product and has served me well over the years, I am just wondering if I could save a little expense and get the job done with 2008 and Vista.