One of the most time-consuming activities for system administrators is installing and updating software throughout a network. Software is updated on a regular basis, and new software is implemented in businesses regularly. Software deployment is a great place to implement scripts, and as a member of your IT group, you have been asked to help find some scripts or scripting tools that will help your company with future software deployment tasks.
Installation and updates of software applications can consume considerable time. Software vendors face challenges in software distribution and often turn to Internet solutions to provide their customers with readily available, easy-to-use software installations and updates. Network administrators face similar challenges within corporate network environments and can utilize many of the same techniques for software deployment.
Over the next 12 months, your company will be installing several new internally developed software applications and upgrading several others. You have been assigned the task of planning the deployment of these applications throughout the network. Your task for this project is to develop a software deployment plan with a focus on how scripting can be used to minimize the labor required to complete the deployments. The tasks you will plan for are as follows:
The project deliverables are: