Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Active Directory is your friend - No really it is!

I've just rolled out MS Outlook 2003 to 55 pcs with virtually no swearing or tantrums. I decided to investigate the automatic software deployment options that come with active directory and MS Windows Server 2000.

It took me about an hour to setup the silent and pre-configured installation script and then a few test machines to test the rollout. Made it all active last night and by 10am this morning all but a handful had the package already installed - cool!

Had a few teething problems that I'm sure I can sort out but it's definately the way to go.

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