A potential new client has 10 new win 7 machines. They are an accounting firm and he wants me to install a long list of apps onto each of the machines. He says he has them installed on the win xp machines that are being replaced. Is there a limit to how many apps you can install on a PC and still have a well runing machine? They gave me a list of apps that included:
Quickbooks, peachtree, pro series and lacerte with most years from 2004 to 2012 (so that's about 30+ apps with these alone)
Document management app,
PDF creator software
Office (he said dell didn't install the OEM version and he's getting the software)
savings bond wizard app
and a few other apps.
does anyone have an accounting firm for a client and is this typical? Do all the apps play nice with each other? Are there other solutions?
Are there automated ways to install all these apps? I would think build 1 machine and image the rest would be best, but it is oem licenses. some of the apps they will install themselves, so arguing that volume license for the OS would allow imaging, save time but cost more likely would be stopped at the cost more part of the conversation.