Deployment and Management Software

Hi Experts,

I am looking around for a complete management software for my network.
I want to to deploy OS and applications to my clients.
What do you recommend or use yourself ?
What about DELL KACE 1000 ?
Do you know any open source software ?
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
SCCM in conjunction with Flexera package studio two beast products.

SCCM is much more reputable than Kace and its designed specifically for AD unlike Kace.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
OK I have checked SCCM.
Can I also deploy images or applications with SCCM ? Cannot see it .
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I want a solution to deploy my image and applications.
Later on I want to manage all the physical workstations in my company.
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Mark BillExchange, AD, SQL, VMware, HPE, 3PAR, FUD, Anti MS Tekhnet, Pro EE, #1Commented:
Yes SCCM uses OS deployment a module to deploy operating systems.

Trust me these two tools will help you out big time, I would install a trial of both go from there.

For example with Flexera i could create one set of install files using the snapshot msi tool .
However when I started using the snapshot msi tool there is a start and stop button , i hit start, it starts registry recording and it excludes system directories.
I install 5 different applications and configure them all the way the company needs them configured.
I hit stop recording.

Flexera will now create a custom MSI for me that installs the five apps in one install with one or none reboots, this can be an automated MSI and deployed through SCCM for example.
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
Are we talking windows only environment and how many devices
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
just windows.
we have 500 clients and servers.
Important for me is to find a tool to deploy OS and APPS and also manage them.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
SCCM is licensed per socket I have seen.
But what about the clients ? do they need CALs ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
what about the pricing ?
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
WSUS/WDS is free on Windows and will work fine for 500 clients.  I have used it successfully for 10,000 clients .
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
you mean WDS , Windows Deplyment Server ?
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Bryant SchaperCommented:
Yes, back in the day we used RIS, Remote Installation Server, now we use WDS to deploy images.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok with WDS you can deploy images and some software.
But what about managing the whole client machine, uninstall software etc ?
I also used WDS in the past but it was complicated to use.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
But what about managing the whole client machine, uninstall software etc ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot but for managing clients we go for baramundi.
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