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RIS Remote installation services feasability

My company would like to implement some sort of image deployment system. One of the ideas that came up was a RIS server. I've never built one of these and I'd like to know whether it is really worth it or not before I get to far into it. How does it compare with altiris, ghost, or acronis?
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It really depends on the size of your environment and the commonality of applications and configurations between groups (e.g. how many workstations get this configuration, how many have these apps, etc.).

RIS is free, which is nice.  It also creates the computer accounts, and SIDs, and things like that.  

Ghost is relatively easy, but requires setting up computer accounts and changing the SIDs.

Here are a couple of articles.

mhmservicesAuthor Commented:
anyone else have an opinion?
mhmservicesAuthor Commented:
Anyone at all?
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