Solved

Companies PC Build - what software do you install

Posted on 2013-11-14
4
349 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-20
i am being tasked with setting up new image for PC rolling out at my job (Mostly Engineers), my manager has asked for most automation and scripts etc...

i am curious how other companies handle this, what are some of your suggestions and some tools you usually use?

Any suggestions welcome!
0
Comment
Question by:NxJNY
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 9

Assisted Solution

by:bill_lynch
bill_lynch earned 250 total points
ID: 39648507
We use Microsoft Windows Deployment WDS
This is a pretty granular tool that you can use.  Basically capture a master image for each department based on software usage and then when you pxe book the clients you can choose which image you'd like to install...
0
 
LVL 96

Expert Comment

by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 39648527
Combine WDS with MDT - the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (a VERY extensive product) that can deploy software and drivers selectively based on WMI queries.
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:NxJNY
ID: 39648710
what software would you install in the image?
0
 
LVL 96

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 250 total points
ID: 39648787
With MDT, you wouldn't have to.  Create the image and the software installs depending on who is the ultimate end user.  Do you want EVERYONE to have Quickbooks?  Office Pro (when Office Standard might suffice?), etc.  And I'd get a subscription to NiNite to keep the free apps up to date - things like Java, Flash, Acrobat, 7-Zip, etc.
0

Featured Post

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you are IT support and need to work after hours to resolve customer issues then here are a few tips on how to handle after hours support
We take a look at some of the most common obstacles that IT teams run into as they work relentlessly to keep all the alarms and sirens from going off at once.
There's a multitude of different network monitoring solutions out there, and you're probably wondering what makes NetCrunch so special. It's completely agentless, but does let you create an agent, if you desire. It offers powerful scalability …
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month9 days, 7 hours left to enroll

624 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question