SCCM2007 v Altiris CMS/SMS
I am currently looking at an environment servicing around 16,000 desktop clients and around 400 windows servers.
There is currently a substancial investment in Altiris licensing however the current implementation has a number of issues whereby it looks like the only option may be to redesign the infrastructure servers and start from scratch. At the same time it has been suggested that our enterprise agreement with Microsoft may allow us to use SCCM2007 instead.
I have a lot of experience with SMS 2003 and am slightly uncomfortable about the levels of support and high number of service packs and revisions made by Symantec. There seems to be a lot of patches released for Altiris that break previously fixed issues and there is very little documentation relating to scalability.
Can anyone with knowledge of both SCCM 2007 and Altiris give me some unbiased advice?
We require Asset inventory, Remote Control and software distribution for 2000 and XP clients.
Ideally we are looking to centralise (and virtualise) as much infrastructure as possible.
Any help or advise would be much appreciated!
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