Even though the project still led Remote2Tech to stick with Windows XP for now.   The project did provide a great learning experience and over all we learned a lot and had some fun with the project.  It also led to learning even more about the MS suite.  Remote2Tech just downloaded and installed SCCM and are in the process of configuring everything and continuing the learning process.

momentumYour name:  Kevin Elwell

Company name:  Remote2Tech

Your geographic location (country): United States

Public disclosure of your name and company name allowed? (Yes or No):  Yes

Objectives of the project:  To create a working development environment to utilize Wise Package Studio, SQL Server 2008, 2008 Server w/Hyper-v and deploying software packages to Windows Vista and Windows 7 for testing.

Are you piloting or deploying the products? We are still piloting in our current setup, but would like to put this into our “test environment”

Products used:  We used Server 2003, SQL Server 2005, Virtual Server 2005, Windows XP, and SCCM.

Project description: Create a fully functional environment for development. We’re going to run several virtual client's machines using Hyper-V. These client's will be for capturing and testing application packages for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server Operating systems (2003-2008) and Windows 7.  Our goal will be setting up Wise Package Studio using Microsoft SQL2008 on Windows 2008 server with IIs7.

Were the objective stated at the beginning satisfied?  The project took a few twists and turns as I did not do enough information gathering before I started. (This never happens in real life right?) I found out that Wise Package Studio would not run with SQL Server 2008, and that I have a lot more to learn about package deployment on Windows Vista and Windows 7.

What do you think about the IT Pro Momentum program?  The IT Pro Momentum program was excellent! We learned a lot and continue to learn. Having access to the products, forums, others that are doing the same things we are, videos, white papers has truly been a great thing for us. We were able to learn new products much faster using this program that we could have on our own. Thank you for the opportunity to participate!