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What's a good patch managing and workstation imaging solution for us?

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We're a small IT department and we manage 190 clients (Win7 running on Dell) at our location.

Out current client imaging solution is patchwork and has issues working with all the various deployed Dell hardware. Our current patch management software is BMC Footprints, and we've always had some issues with it, and continue to do so. We would really like to find a unified imaging and patch management solution.

However, because we're a small shop, there is a premium on our man hours. So we're looking for something relatively easy to implement and then very easy to maintain and use. I will gladly buy something that does 90% of what we want that's easy to use/maintain than a product that does 100% of what we want but which sucks up our time.

We've already looked at Dell KACE and Symantec Altiris. KACE looks promising, but Altiris looks like it be a maintenance bear.

Do you have any recommendations?
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Dell KACE is a good choice for security patching but I have never used it for imaging. Ive always used Windows Deployment Services and setting up Driver Packages for different versions of machines.
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