If you are in charge of setting up the network infrastructure, you probably need to install a custom or server-based console on ten computers. So, what is the best way to go about it? And what is the worst thing you can do that will ensure you never achieve your goal?
There are several options that you can explore when it comes to configuring network devices. You might want to configure them yourself, which is certainly a time-consuming and potentially frustrating process. Plus, you wouldn’t want to waste your time configuring them to run on hardware that isn’t designed to do so. You also don’t want to waste time training personnel on the new system if you later decide you want to upgrade.
So what should you do instead?
The answer depends on whether you need to install a customized operating system on each computer you need to manage. If you plan to install Windows on all your computers, then you definitely want to use a custom Windows installation environment. In other words, you need to install a special command line or Winstation CD/DVD driver onto each computer you need to manage.
If you need to use Linux or Apple OS X on any computer you need to install a customized or serverside CD/DVD driver onto that computer. Then you need to use a Live CD to load up the OS X server, and use the CD to copy all the necessary files from your original OS to the server. In other words, you need to use a Live CD-based CD-killer to create a CD image of your OS X server and bootable CD to boot up the OS X on each computer you need to use to manage the business. You can also use Live CDs to make your employees use the latest version of the operating system at work.
4 Simple Steps to Install a Customized Console on 10 Computers
The first step is to analyze your current needs. If you need to install a customized console on 10 computers, your primary concern is how many computers you need to manage. Once you determine how many users you will have, you need to determine the number of computers you will be able to support by using a custom installation. In other words, you need to identify how many users you will have to support before you decide how many computers you need to install a customized console on each machine.
The second step you need to install a customized console on 10 computers is to determine the purpose of the customized CD. For example, if you plan to use the customized CD to support remote support, then you need to install a specific CD that supports remote support. Otherwise, you need to install a generic CD. Now, depending on your requirements you will either have to install a single CD or a series of CDs, each supporting a specific function.
The third step you need to install a customized console on 10 computers is to make sure you have the proper software installed on each computer. In other words, you need to make sure that the computer you use to install the CD has the appropriate program installed that allows you to customize the CD. Otherwise, the CD will not be customized properly. If you cannot find the appropriate CD software, you need to install a generic CD instead of a customized one, or you need to re-install the operating system on each computer individually.
The fourth step, you need to install a customized CD is to determine where you want to place the CD when it arrives. You need to ensure you have enough room on your computer for installation. Then you need to install the program and run it. Once the CD is running, you need to customize your computer by choosing a blank disc as the portable device and then insert the CD you want to copy onto the disk.