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    Script Logic Desktop Authority

    Our office just ordered a couple dozen new computers to replace about half of the desktops. I've been demo'ing Script Logic's Desktop Authority program for advanced management of those new desktops through login/logoff scripting. Thus far I've been real impressed. I'd hate to plunk down the money and find out later there was something a lot better for about the same or less price. Does anyone have any experience with this product who could offer some advice on whether or not this is going to do the trick for us?

    My plan is to also change over our users to roaming profiles so when they receive their new computer there won't be much to do to get them up and running. I also think it's a much better idea to use roaming profiles for backup purposes (just have to backup one location on the network where they're stored). The Script Logic program doesn't do this for me but I'm open to suggestions on any other software or advice on whether I'm on the right trail with this.

    I need to roll these desktops out as quickly as possible. They arrive next week and my goal is to start rolling them out by the end of February. Am I crazy to think I can do that in such a short time frame?
    Daisy

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    Re: Script Logic Desktop Authority

    I like roaming profiles for users, especially if you have your email through Exchange.

    But the My Documents folder can become really big and slow down logon times as all that data moves across the network. You can re-direct the lcoation of My Documents via Group Policy.

    Cant tell you about Script Logic, sorry

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    Re: Script Logic Desktop Authority

    My experience of roaming profiles was not so rosy. They seemed a good idea but I found that my shortcuts often didn't work as not all computers had the same programs and in the same locations. The only way that I felt it could work was if all the computers were locked down identically.

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    Re: Script Logic Desktop Authority

    True. That's why I'm hopeful it will work with the new computers because they're all the same hardware (manufactured at the same time) and software. I love it when it works out that way; so much easier to manage over time.
    Daisy

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