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  • Hello All.....I am looking for a solution that allows me to deploy OS (7&8), Applications (Office, etc.) and User Settings onto laptops as quickly as possible.  What technologies would be required to implement such a solution.

    Brief explanation:

    OS:  Normal OS Installation.  How would the updates be managed? By adding a reference image that already has updates or through WSUS? What is best approach?

    Applications:  Would it be possible to provide a portal to users from where they can select applications and install as per their need? Would it be good practice? OR App-V would be better?

    User Settings:  We want to provide similar settings to all users along with the customizations that they make to their settings in the OS or other Apps?  Is it achievable through UE-V and practical?

    BitLocker:  We want to utilize BitLocker as well.  What would be best approach to do it afterwards once the image is deployed?

    I have little understanding of technologies that would be required, but would appreicate a detail account of it as to what technologies and number of services that would be required to complete this task.  Also, any reference to blog/article where I can read and clear my understanding of it would appreicated as well.  Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 5:17 AM

Answers

  • OS: MDT

    Applications: Task Sequences or use App-V to stream them down on demand

    User Settings: USMT/UE-V

    Bitlocker: MDT allows for provisioning and so does MBAM.SOunds like the MDT, ADK, and MDOP solutions are your friends here!


    Steve Thomas, Senior Consultant, Microsoft

    App-V/MED-V/SCVMM/Server App-V/MDOP/AppCompat

    http://blogs.technet.com/gladiatormsft/
    The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/
    The MED-V Team Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/medv
    The SCVMM Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/scvmm/

    “This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. User assumes all risks.”

    Monday, May 25, 2015 1:18 AM