Loading Software onto to Mutiple PCs on Network

I have a user here...who has about 10  XP Pro PCs on a workgroup

He has to load on software to every system via CD.

What is the quickest way to do this? What is the best setup?
jetsonxAsked:
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jetsonxConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Solved by using Open CD

Link here

http://www.avantisworld.com/02_cddvdservers.asp

usachrisk1983, thanks for the tips anyway.
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usachrisk1983Commented:
For 10 PCs?  I'd copy the CD to one of them, share out the folder, and run from there.  This way, you could kick off all 10 installations at once (1 on the system you copy it to, and 9 clients, XP will allow up to 10 systems to connect at once).

If it was a larger organization you could look at scripting the installation or using something like Microsoft SMS, Altiris Deployment Server, ZenWorks, or even PSEXEC to push it out, but for 10, you'll probably spend more time prepping the environment than you will just kicking off the installation on the 10 PCs manually.
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usachrisk1983Commented:
Seems to me that this is a pretty close fit for the solution I provided except that you're adding a network appliance to copy the CD to instead of using an existing workstation.
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usachrisk1983Commented:
Seems to me that this is a pretty close fit for the solution I provided except that you're adding a network appliance to copy the CD to instead of using an existing workstation.
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