Real Men Dont Click — The Project
The plan was, to create a fully automated, server based, Windows 2000 setup. Fully automated in this context means two things:
Basic tasks like, Client Installation, Server Setup, Application Deployment, Hotfix application and Account management happen without continous user intervention.
The Setup is reproducible. This means that the whole system should constructed automatically from basic components.
We did achieve the first goal in all areas but the server setup. The second goal was more difficult but we still managed to get there often.