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Need Help Understanding SCCM 2007 features

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Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I just start at my company and inherited a new SCCM 2007 server which is very cool. The only problem is that  have never used SCCM 2007 before though. Right now our help desk using Ghost to deploy precreated workstation images. They also use another third part tool to migrate all of the users settings from there old workstation to there new one. I believe the name of this applicatino is LapLink. Here are my questions / thoughts: I would like to reduce the number of third party applications that we use in favor for centrally managed solution.

Can SCCM 2007 deploy preconfigured Workstation OS?
How does this feature compare with Enterprose Ghost?
Can SCCM help with migrating users settings from one workstation to another??
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I know Laplink has the ability to take all of the users settings can move them to the new workstation plus install any software missing on the new workstation can SCCM help with this??
The User State Migration tool can definately migrate all the user's settings, though I am unsure what you mean by installing 'missing' software.  What constitues 'missing' software?

There are definately many ways that SCCM can be configured to re-install software in a re-build scenario if that is what you are asking, as long as you know before hand what was installed on the workstation to begin with.
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