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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Q&A

Q1: I just rolled out a hundred workstations and I didn’t test thoroughly enough, and I only now realize that I forgot to set an important registry setting on all of them. What do I do?
A1: Well, you could read up on creating your own Administrative Template file, but here’s a simpler trick. Create the registry setting in REGEDIT. Export the settings into a REG file. Then, from the group login script, execute the REGEDIT tool with the /s (silent) flag:
REGEDIT /s filename.REG 
Q2: Which third-party management software is right for me?
A2: Here are a few options; if you are looking for an all-in-one solution, I’d look hard at Altiris or ZenWorks because they include everything but the kitchen sink.
  • Altiris (RapiDeploy & Client Mgmt Suite) ...

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