Hi Guys

Ive just started a new job a number of months ago - and I have been having a look at how apps are deployed (or not as the case is here) to pc within a company of around 200 people. Every application is manually installed , and I have alot of experience in packaging application and deploying with SMS via AD groups. Im hoping to try and push application to either SMS/GPO/Virutal (Softgrid) deployed model - but Ive got to come up with a presentation , idea , costing , pro & cons of this model - and a time scale. This is something Im quiet weak at.
Im looking to get some ideas on how I should do this - and get some help from people on here if they have done this type of thing before ?

Hope to hear from you

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With that nuimber of people, for me it's a no-brainer: use GPO. It's free and (relatively) easy to administer.SMS (now SCCM or Config Manager) costs hugely (IIRC, it's bundled with MS Select - or whatever THAT is called this week) and AppV brings with it a whole new set of challenges, packaging-wise.
Answered 05/12/2009 by: VBScab
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I'd say if you look around the MS website there probably are some powerpoint presentations already on selling the point of using SCCM / Softgrid and App-V.

I've seen some existing ones on aspects of SCCM and just wanted a sales vid for App-V last week.

If you can't find one I'd bet that Microsoft sales would be more than happy to send you one. I'm sure they already have some pre-made powerpoint presentations for selling their product to companies.
Answered 05/14/2009 by: LB3
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The biggest cost to SCCM is licensing the clients, so check what your licensing arrangement is.
If you have SA for your desktop OS, you may be eligible for "free" SCCM Clients, and also for MDOP (for a fee per desktop) which includes APP-V.

If you don't, then GPO should do the business.
Answered 05/23/2009 by: DeployTech
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