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Installing devices with image

by vdv4 / August 3, 2011 6:22 PM PDT

Hi, I've got several Motorola Windows Mobile 6.0 devices. I've installed my software and configured the Vodafone settings for 3G internet connection. Do I have to do this manually by all devices or can I make an template image and copy the complete image to all the devices?

This will same me a lot of work!

I know Motorola uses MSP but this is an expensive solution and I'm only going to use it once.

Is there other software to deal with this?

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Looked at this over the years.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 4, 2011 3:01 AM PDT

And the consensus is you have to do the math. That is, is your time worth this much. For a company it's easier since you are paying some IT lacky to do all this so you cost out the MSP versus hours of the IT staffer.

Here we only had a few apps so we went old school.
Bob

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Thx.
by vdv4 / August 4, 2011 5:08 PM PDT

Ok, thanks for the answer but this wasn't very helpful...
I can do the math but that wasn't the question, is there any solution for this or is the only way to deal with this the MSP solution?

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There is another way.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2011 12:17 AM PDT
In reply to: Thx.

Since you author apps, you could write an app to install the package of apps. I'll share that with Visual Studio 2008 this became a lot easier to do.

With MSFT ending Windows Mobile as we know it, you will find options are fewer than ever but nothing stops us from creating new apps.
Bob

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TechRepublic just issued a paper on mobile support.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2011 1:45 AM PDT
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