I have been asked to help with a school's network, specifically installing applications across workstations, but I am not sure how their current scheme works.
On the main server, there is an 'Apps' directory which contains a 'SourceServer' directory in which many applications are installed, and a 'SourceClient' directory (empty). Network machines all have this Apps directory mapped as a network drive, and all apps are available in the Start menu (stored in a sibling directory of Apps).
Are these details typical of a particular system? Is adding a new application as simple as installing it on the server to the SourceServer directory and dropping a shortcut in the Start menu directory?