How Every Organization can Quickly and Easily Make the Move to 7WINDOWS 7 MIGRATION
Six Step Process1. Inventory Readiness2. Initial OS Deployment3. User State Migration4. Software Distribution5. Patch Management6. Asset Management
Inventory ReadinessWith regards toinventory there needsto be a way to discoverall of the software andhardware on yournetwork. This will help youdetermine yourreadiness and potentialupgrade for Windows 7.Kace’s scanningfeature will help youdiscover all of this.
Inventory ReadinessContinued… Kace uses a network scanner that will detect all of the devices connected to your network. These state-of-the-art capabilities will help you accomplish very broad and very deep inventory collection. The Advanced Inventory Protocol permits the inventory to be reported on throughout the day. This way you will always be up-to-date and accurate. All of this will help you see which systems are ready for Windows 7.
Initial OS DeploymentThere are twodifferent deploymentoptions for Windows 7.Scripted Installationallows organizations toautomate the creationGoldmaster Referencemachines and providesa method forslipstreaming theappropriate drivers. For more technicalinformation onWindows 7 Migrationgo here.
Initial OS DeploymentContinued… K-Imagining is Kace’s file based imaging format. The two main benefits of K Imagines are that they use smart synchronization and they are editable. All of this helps eliminate duplicate transfers.
User State MigrationThis will permit userspecific settings andfiles to be deployedwith an OS andapplications.This minimized thelikelihood of missinginformation and helpsmitigate end-user downtime. Everything theywanted to retain fromtheir old OS orcomputer will be readyfor them.
User State MigrationContinued… To implement one of these migrations you follow a simple process in which you scan user states from a computer on your network. Then you choose the specific users to where you want to upload the Kace appliance and then enable them for deployment as a Postinstallation Task. After selecting the correct user states for deployment you are finished!
Software DistributionAfter this migration ofWindows 7 is completemany organizationsneed to distributedbusiness softwarethroughout theirnetwork quickly andefficiently.Kace SoftwareDistribution doesn’trequire MSI’s and willtake any file, even .exe. LDAP and Real TimeActive Directoryprovide easy alignmentwith the employeestructure.
Software Distribution This will allows you to easily schedule specified software to certain groups within the organization. If the user is busy they can postpone the installation until a better time. With Remote Replication it helps you manage remote sites just as easily. For more detailed information on Software Distribution go here.
Patch ManagementPatches must bedeployed for Windows 7and for Windows 7Applications.Kace makes thispossibly by providing acentralized interface forpatch deployment formachines atheadquarters as well asremote sites.
Asset ManagementA centralized approachis absolutely crucial tomanaging Lease Info, SWLicenses, and SWMetering.These have directfinancial impacts on theorganization’s coststructure. These costsneed to be analyzed inorder to successfullyupgrade to Windows 7.Kace makes this easy viaa centralized web basedinterface you can viewthis information for eachcomputer on yournetwork.
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