Re: ghstwalk, Outlook Express
From: Tom Penharston (thinkpersuasion_at_netscape.net)
Date: 5 Oct 2005 18:55:06 -0700
Do you really advocate one image for multiple types of hardware, even
from different vendors? Can we simply leave it to plug 'n play to sort
through the hardware and drivers? Have all of your deviced been PNP in
recent years? I once read that different motherboard architectures
require different images. The "Unattended" description that you
provided suggests a scenario where 8 different images are required, yet
you have none of those worries. I'm amazed.
We have one software title that needs a patch for dual-processor
machines. This patch is detrimental to single processor machines. Now
let me guess, you would rollout the software uniformly, but only
install the patch from a script on the dual processor machines?
I am often clearing printers, delivering machines, migrating email,
anything goes. For my clients the buck starts and stops with me.
There's no one here to write and test scripts for three weeks straight
prior to a rollout. Heaven forbid if I write a script that chokes
during a roll-out. I'd rather be installing apps manually then
debugging a script.
All that said, this is an excellent thread for me and I'll try anthing
recommended here. Now, if I can just convince my DNS admin to support
the DNS requirements for "Unattended" I'll be okay. It might surprise
you to know that he still won't support PXE so that I can test RIS or