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The Accidental SysAdmin Handbook: A Primer for Entry Level IT Professionals, Second Edition by Eric Kralicek

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CHAPTER 12

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Deploying Workstations and Printers

There are a host of ways to deploy workstations and printers. But there are things you need to do before that. Each box you open should be inventoried, examined for defects, and prepped for deployment. Any books, CDs, DVDs, or other materials should be set aside for later storage. You need to save a few shipping boxes in case you need them to RMA1 defective equipment.

Each workstation and laptop should be examined internally to see if there are any loose parts prior to powering up. Perform a 24-hour burn in using a diagnostics2 program that automatically tests basic components. Update BIOS version ...

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