A response to FAI vs Altiris

I tried to post this on Stephen’s blog but had issues w/ his CAPTCHA, where he talks about using FAI to perform an automated install of Ubuntu 64-bit Server edition vs. a Windows 2003 64-bit install via Altiris Deployment Solution.

As an Altiris consultant I felt bound to respond.  A scripted OS install ran through Altiris Deployment solution is a very slow process as an image w/ an empty partition first needs to be laid down, then a reboot into the scripted OS install. 

An image deployment of Server 2003 64-bit would beat the 1 hour time frame that Stephen mentions. 

So why a scripted OS install?

Also I wish Symantec supported Ubuntu but alas it doesn’t and doubt it will.

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