Kace K2000 vs MDT 2012 U1
Our company is currently assessing the K1000 to add some application deployment functionality to our network. This also bought up the question of the K2000.
At the moment we use an MDT / WDS system that is pretty bullet proof but I have installed the K2000 trial appliance and I'm trying to see what the benefit is but I'm struggling to justify it:
- The capture process seems so clunky and a much more manual process than MDT, am I missing something? Seems to be a lot of manual steps and jumping in and out of Kace etc.
- The WIM support is also incredibly clunky, seems that the process takes so many steps to add or deploy a WIM image and very touchy as to how its captured and what it contains.
- The process for the driver harvest and adding to / managing the boot media seems to take so many steps compared to MDT
Community Chosen Answer
I'm not a MDT/WDS guy by any means, but I am very versed in using the K2.
I'm not sure why you would call the WIM capture process "clunky" when it's really just click and go. Setting up your System Images with certain pre and postinstall tasks might be what you're referring to, but that's only once to setup and then you're good to go.
Since you're not a Dell shop you might have some setup to do with drivers, but even then it's just all backend work and you could have the whole thing done in a day. But then again, I'm not an MDT user so that's just one perspective.