I am re-editing my question and resubmitting it since the responses to my original questions seem to have gotten.... somewhat off track (and because it has been incorrectly marked as "answered"). 

I am only trying to get a general idea whether the time my SI's take is average, above average, etc. I understand this will differ greatly depending on what is being installed, network speeds etc.  

I am installing: Win7Office 2010 Standard, IE9, Firefox, Chrome, Cisco Anyconnect, Kbox agent 5.3.....and that's about it. I also have a few tasks to do some minor configuration and copy some small scripts to the local machine. Depending on whether I incorporate a Windows Update task or not, it can take from 45 minutes to 1.5 hours. Just curious how long it's taking for others.

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Scripted install : 

  • Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit SP1 + Updates
  • Office 2010
  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • 7z
  • CutePDF
  • VLC
  • Silverlight
  • Flash IE
  • Flash Everything Else
  • Kbox Agent
Takes 20 - 30 minutes max on a 1Gb/s line.
Answered 04/18/2012 by: lan.pham
Third Degree Blue Belt

  • Wow, that's fast. This is where I would like mine to be.
  • I rolled the updates into the Windows 7 installation using R7Lite. That probably saved a bit of time. Office was installed using a custom MSP file. and all the other software was installed using either MSI (s) or EXE (s) with silent switches.
  • Thanks again. I just did a test installing Windows 7 ONLY (no updates, no additional SW) and it took 31 minutes. Are you removing any language packs with R7lite?
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It seems to take about 30 minutes which includes a full format of the hard drive. I only have the scripted install installing the agent, join the domain, name the system. The K1000 installs all the other software after the agent is on. Entire process for the K2000 and K1000 is about a hour.

Answered 04/18/2012 by: ckubaska
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Based on those software titles, they could take a chunk of time. Are you deploying to any remote machines over a WAN?

Answered 04/18/2012 by: Hammer1790
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  • No, nothing over the WAN
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Well, it depends.  A scripted install takes about the same amount of time as a manual install, once allowing for time to click on options.  Your antivirus, network capacity, server I/O, and workstation hardware all influence this time.


Answered 04/18/2012 by: Arminius
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  • I understand that. Like I said above, just trying to get a general idea how long other people's SI's are taking..
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It seems to take ours about 20-35 minutes, but all we have it installing besides the agent is Microsoft Office and Adobe Reader. We are thinking of adding more applications though. Right now, we have the K1000 handling most of the software.

Answered 04/18/2012 by: WGM_Jeff
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  • Very helpful, thanks! I assume you are letting the K2000 handle Windows Updates as well?
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50 - 60 minutes (using WDS and WPKG - 100Mbit)

  • Windows 7 Enterprise (image)
  • Office 2010 Professional Plus (image)
  • Visio 2010 Premium (image)
  • 7-zip
  • Adobe Acrobat 10 (image)
  • Adobe Reader10 (image)
  • FileZilla
  • Firefox 10
  • Google Chrome
  • JRE7u3
  • Flash
  • McAfee Agent
  • Opera 11
  • Quicktime
  • Audacity
  • CDBurner XP
  • eMindmaps
  • Gimp
  • Microsoft Live Essentials
  • Photofiltre
  • Skype
  • Virtual CloneDrive
Answered 05/08/2012 by: karelv
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