Question: Administrating multiple workstations efficiently
Posted by gass on Mon 21 Mar 2005 at 12:23
I am a small administrator, entering the desktop area and looking for some way to improve my desktop installation and maintainence. So ... for desktop use and to help new Debian users, I made a package list and an small bash scripted intaller to install this package list on all the machines after an base install only.
It configures the /etc/apt/sources.list file and installs the package list as a meta-package.
I know there is some installer criation to do many equal instalations.
The 1st big question is: in desktop workstation, using gnome, whitch are the packages to install, to make a fully functional desktop, but not putting there any extra package to provide extra features that are not required?
The 2nd big question, and the biggest is how to administrate (upgrade packages, install, etc ... users can be managed with ldap) those workstations? Is there any solution rather than ssh to them all and make instalation by hand?
The 3rd question: and how to install personalized conf files? copy/paste?