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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 by Christopher W. Urban, Ron D. Crumbaker, Chris Mosby

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5.3. Other Automatic Installation Methods

Client Push Installation is not the only automatic method of installing the client. You can use other software distribution methods that are already in place within your organization. Using an existing software distribution product can ease the transition to Configuration Manager by distributing the client to the workstations, and then once Configuration Manager is in place, the existing software distribution product can be decommissioned.

Group Policy is another software distribution method that you may want to consider. You can start distributing the client software by using Group Policy, and then once Configuration Manager is in place, replace the Group Policy distribution with Configuration Manager's ...

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