My organisation is looking into the deployment of SCCM 2012. I would like to get an estimate of how long the deployment may take, and any methods that I can use to estimate the engineering effort/time that might be required. I have included some high level information about our environment below.
I understand that no-one can give me a definitive guide, but I thought that many experts would have completed similar deployments and could give me some useful advice.
The functionality we are looking to deploy from the outset is: Hardware and Software Inventory, Patch Management (Microsoft Patches) and the Forefront Client. The deployment is to the End User Computing fleet only initially. Once this is complete we will look to extend the functionality later.
My environment is approximately:
- 750 Wintel based users at the primary site
- Windows 7
- Single site deployment which may be extended to branch offices at a later date
- 60 servers (80% virtual, server deployment to come later)
- No pre-existing SCCM environment in place. We do have a SQL server that we can create another instance on.
I would appreciate any guides or examples that people have worked on so that I can estimate the engineering time/cost for the mini project.