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Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL Sandia’s Vista Deployment What we’ve learned and where we are today
IT Staff Migration Remained on schedule Majority of IT staff converted to Vista by October 08 Helped us identify many potential issues customers would see (incorporated into training) Presented a number of challenges, including ensuring we had working versions of the tools they required for they day to day tasks Various issues needed to be addressed with remote assistance.
Training Feedback from IT staff and early pilot users integrated into training Initial training was self paced, introducing and explaining the various changes with Vista and Office 2007 Training videos introduced later
Deployment Tools Tools available on schedule Have refined the tools and images Worked around various driver issues Additional software installs to allow for more complete builds
Application Compatibility Some application compatibility issues did show up, though not as many as expected. Unfortunately there were some corporate application issues that forced the change of our schedule VPN Entrust Credant IE7 Oracle
FDCC/Administrative Rights Administrative rights removal was the most contentious issue with end users Challenges with this change caused delays and ultimately was excluded as part of deployment plans due to lack of production solutions for certain capabilities that were lost. – Ability to install software – Lack of scalable and manageable solution for users that required admin right FDCC implementation introduced various challenges, and required that some variances be requested. – Mobility center – Trusted sites in IE7 – Unix/Samba server connectivity
Communication Communication with some developers was successful End user communication was successful and allowed for feedback, but not done with as much notice as we’d planned Had to be done more than once due to schedule changes. FAQ site created and updated with new user questions
Where We Are Now Vista now the default operating system for all new systems and rebuilds if hardware supported Not required, so users can still have XP if there are software or hardware compatibility issues No planned deployment to existing users. Only installed on machines if OEM supports system with Vista. Drivers must be available.
Windows 7 Working from Gartner recommendations
Windows 7 Current work on application compatibility and hardware support should make migration to Windows 7 easier Our current plans allow us to be on a mainstream supported OS while we wait for Windows 7 to be released and stable. Vista SP2 gives us some of the kernel changes from Windows 7