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July 24, 2009  2:34 PM

Soon, the real Windows 7 fun begins!



Posted by: Ed Tittel
MDOP, MED-V, Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, Microsoft Operations Framework, Microsoft Solution Accelerators, new Windows 7 deployment tools, TechNet Deployment Tools Technical Reference, WAIK, Windows 7 deployment, Windows 7 deployment tools, Windows Deployment Services

OK, so now OEMs may have the Windows 7 RTM and MSDN and TechNet will have it on August 6 (in exactly two weeks, as I write this blog). In the very near future, the breathless hype and excitement of a new release will be replaced by the hard work of learning how to install, package, and deploy that...

December 24, 2008  4:26 PM

Windows PE and the PE Walkthroughs



Posted by: Ed Tittel
.WIM, Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Vista deployment, WAIK, Windows Automated Installation Kit, Windows Imaging Format, Windows Preinstallation Environment, Windows Vista, WinPE

The Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) 2.0 delivers a basic, no-frills operating system with limited services and no GUI capabilities that's built upon the Windows Vista kernel. You can use it to prep a PC for Vista installation, to copy disk images from a network file server to a...


December 17, 2008  4:15 PM

Dig Into Vista Install Capabilities To Fit Target Hardware



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops, Enterprise desktop, Vista deployment, Vista slipstreaming, WAIK, Windows Automated Installation Kit, Windows Vista

By itself, Vista does a pretty good job of fitting itself to the platforms on which it's installed. But savvy administrators can do a lot more to construct custom Vista install images with a bit of time and effort, and the right tools and approaches. To get a good sense of what kinds of...


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