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5000 pc upgrade (real world) imaging all new pc's - need advice from guru's

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  1. tjamnz

    tjamnz Thread Starter

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    Hello...

    I work for a company (at the help desk) that will soon be ordering 5000 (the same hardware) pc's from dell and performing a company wide upgrade of all workstation pc's.

    In your experience, what would be the best way to image all 5000 of these pc's (xp)....

    Would you use sysprep? or not.

    What would be the fastest way to deploy?

    Does anyone have any experience with this, on a massive scale?

    Just looking for input (or some good articles on the subj) from a few experience users,

    My boss told me we'll be using norton ghost enterprise edition 2 i think.

    Would you do 5 or 10 at a time, individually? (one at a time), (in the lab) and how would you do it?
    (what would you need).

    Its going to be fun unloading the trucks : ) and spreading these around a massive 15 story building. Its a 5 month gig.



    Thanks.
     
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  3. tjamnz

    tjamnz Thread Starter

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    ya... thats what i really needed. what was i thinking?

    (y)
     
  4. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    For 5000 PCs I would ask Dell about buying the PCs with your image pre-installed on them.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Frank is onto the right idea, for that kind of order I think Dell will be pretty accommodating. :)
     
  6. tjamnz

    tjamnz Thread Starter

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    I'll provide more details within the next few days...

    I'll know more then about the scope of the project.
     
  7. Frank4d

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    If all of the computers will run the same OS, have the same anti-virus, MS Office and etc, and everything else the same on each computer, I would ask Dell for a quote.
     
  8. tjamnz

    tjamnz Thread Starter

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    ya... they do.

    I'll keep updating here, i'll know more manana.
     
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