Windows Deployment

Hi Guys

When i worked for a large IT company we had laptops given to us and when we first logged on there was a program run to setup the laptop and install programs, it was a windows / Microsoft tool but i cant remember what it was called

Can you help or give me some suggestions of what it might be.

James BullerAsked:
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
GPO can install applications.
SCCM does it much better.
James BullerAuthor Commented:
Its Microsoft, i remember googling it at the time and it was part of the Deployment software, It ran as a program and not a GPO
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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
How many years ago? ;)

Microsoft had a tool called BDD - Business Desktop Depolyment. I think it was able to deploy applications. BDD is discontinued. You have MDT - Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, now.

Other tools are mainly used for image deployment. WAIK - Windows Automated Installation Kit is now Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit --> WADK.

WDS - Windows Deployment Services is part of all mentioned solutions.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The daddy of all configuration tools: System Center Configuration Manager is the tool used today.

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Toni UranjekConsultant/TrainerCommented:
I usually do not complain, but how is my answer (SCCM) different from David's answer (SCCM)? ;)
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