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Windows 7: Windows 7 Upgrade Questions for office setting.

24 Mar 2010   #11
Darryl Licht

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how's this for plans. I already had this typed up before posting here.


The target month to begin upgrades to Windows 7 would be June 2010.
Upgrades will be performed by department.
The upgrade will be pushed from the Zenworks server. This image contains the OS and the common programs used throughout the firm. Programs not included are Quickbooks, Fixed Assets, CSA, etc.
With the exception of Partners, we will not backup or transfer current Windows profiles to the new OS. To do such would be very time consuming and prolong the process unnecessarily.
Users would be responsible for transferring any firm business related documents to their home directories for access after the upgrade. Note: This is a practice that everyone should already be doing on a daily basis.
Any other non-business data such as music, photos, etc would be up to the responsibility of the individual to remove from the computer to an alternate form of storage. The IT Department will not provide DVDís, USB drives or the like for such a purpose. Also, home directories will be monitored to ensure that this data is not stored their either.
Approximate time to upgrade and configure would be roughly 2-3 hours total.




Does that sounds like a plan that Ace Rimmer would come up with?
Yeah QB is a beeyatch!

Hopefully you already have a written Acceptable Use Policy for your firm that addresses this:
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Any other non-business data such as music, photos, etc would be up to the responsibility of the individual to remove from the computer to an alternate form of storage. The IT Department will not provide DVDís, USB drives or the like for such a purpose. Also, home directories will be monitored to ensure that this data is not stored their either.
One note... dont make it "the law"
... in other word dont mandate... involve them.

Perhaps have a meeting get their comments and concerns, demo win7, and show them how to move data to users shares on the server (also provide documentation for the technically inept). Or have user groups get involved with 1 representative from each dept??? Or all of these suggestions! Also, start training early, before the rollout. I strongly urge involving your users to an extent, it will result in a smoother transition, with less resistance, and greater acceptance!


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