Managing the installation options when deploying comuters using MDT 2012
Posted on 2012-08-30
Generally speaking, what are the basic steps for how the deployment process works with MDT? We have multiple Dell computer models and multiple combinations of various applications that get installed onto various computers for various employees in various departments. There is no consistency such as "all laptops for the Finance department get these apps, and all laptops for the Engineering department get these apps, etc."
When building a new computer or rebuilding an existing computer for an employee, we need to have options for which O/S to install & options for which applications to install. We have 4 O/S's to choose from (WinXPx86, WinXPx64, Win7x86, Win7x64) and about 100 applications to choose from, although there are the usual suspects including Microsoft Office that pretty much everyone gets.
So I'm trying to figure out how I need to organize the various sections in MDT workbench, including the following sections: Deployment Shares, Applications, Operating Systems, Task Sequences, Selection Profiles. I think I'll stop there for now and wait for some input. Thanks!