I'm looking for a new program to manage the network I'm running. We currently have Altiris 6.0 and it doesn't support Windows XP. Since I've started adding more Windows XP computers to the network I've noticed that although I can install Altiris on XP they will not always logoff or shut down until I manually exit Altiris. I know I could run out and purchase the newest version of Altiris, but at $7,000+ for just the software I want to search out other options. Based off the requirements below does anyone have any programs to suggest?
Needs support for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, and maybe Vista
Must be able to do the following:
-Remote control of desktops
-Remote deployment of an OS, preferably to many computers at once
-Remote deployment of new software, preferably to many computers at once
-Ability to schedule startup, shutdown, logoff
The only other program I've started looking into is RemoteScope. That was a few months ago and since the eval expired I can't do anymore evaluation until I get an extension from them.
Thanks for the help