Using SCCM for unattended Deployments
Posted by decipherinfosys on June 5, 2009
In case you have not started using SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) from Microsoft, we would strongly encourage you to take a look. MSFT also has two virtual labs to help you become familiar with it – one an introduction to SCCM and the other one deals with upgrading from Systems Management Server 2003 to SCCM 2007.
SCCM can also be used to create fully managed, totally un-attended deployments to remote machines. We have a client who has offices in 3 cities with their IT department in one central location. They had a need to deploy Windows Server 2008 across the offices. Using SCCM 2007, they were able to identify the machines that met the hardware requirements, distributed the OS source files to all the computers, did the installation and did the monitoring and troubleshooting – all remotely.
Microsoft TechNet has excellent set of posts regarding SCCM that you can access over here: