I have a dilemma whereby many of my remote sites are workgroup machines that connect to Citrix in HQ. The remote sites now have a dedicated connection (varying bandwidth speeds) to the main HQ network. I'm weighing up the pros and cons of domain joining. From a visibility point of view for software and application licenses domain joining doesn't seem to really give me more visibility but I'm open to correction. It seems I still need a third party tool such as Symantec Altiris to control in bulk
Driving users out of Citrix and onto their local machine also introduces more admin overhead. I'm interested to get opinions from admins that have faced this decision. My end goal is to get better visibility on Windows versions, Office versions etc as there are a large amount of machines on the remote sites, thanks.