I'm system admin of a lab that has 12 computers, 11 of which have the same 10 or so programs installed these programs are specialized GIS programs and are updated rather frequently. Instead of having to install patches and service packs and new updates on each computer seperately, I'm thinking of just hosting all of the software on the main file and backup server. Then, I'll only have to update one computer, and everybody can use the same application. What do you guys think of this? Do I need any specialized software, or can I just install the software on the server and create shortcuts to it on each individual machine?