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3 Server Deployment Overview Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator: Process and Tools The Future

4 How do you deploy your servers today? How long does the process take, start to finish? Do you have consistent, repeatable, documented processes? Is you process flexible enough to handle technology changes such as those introduced by Windows Server code name “Longhorn”?

5 But it’s just like desktop deployment, right? Well, it’s not quite that simple…

6 Servers have some unique challenges: Needed hardware configuration BIOS settings, remote management processors, resource allocation, vendor-specific configuration utilities Advanced network configuration Static IP addresses, multiple network adapters, NIC teaming, TCP/IP offloading, speed/duplex configuration, network load balancing, clustering (crossover) More complex disk configuration Multiple disks, multiple partitions, RAID controllers, OEM configuration partitions, SAN configuration (fibre channel, iSCSI), out-of-box mass storage drivers

7 Servers have some unique challenges: OS configuration is more involved Role installation and configuration, server product installation, etc. Settings could greatly affect stability, functioning of the server Security is crucial Migration processes are different Upgrades are more common (in some scenarios) Side-by-side migrations are common Refresh is rare

8 Servers have some unique challenges: Tools have historically been different Automated Deployment Services Automated Purposing Framework (APF) and APF Explorer Automated Deployment Toolkit (ADT) Branch Office Infrastructure Solution (BOIS) Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator 1.0 Some haven’t fully supported server deployment because of the unique requirements Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack Remote Installation Services

9 20032004 2005 2006 ADS 1.0 9/03 SMS 2003 10/03 SP1 10/04 ADS 1.1 9/05 SMS 2003 SP2 02/06 OSD FP 11/04VSMT10/04ConfigMgr2007WDS/WAKWS2003 PXE technology 2007 RIS in WS2003 = OS Deployment Product WDS/WAK LH Server OSD FP Update 09/06 SMS 2003 SP3

10 Windows Server “Longhorn” changes the landscape New capabilities are available Customers and partners will need to do some reengineering New products to consider…

11 Windows Deployment Services New features in Windows Server “Longhorn”: Multicast with an improved algorithm Join multicast sessions at any time Flow control and congestion control to improve reliability Improved TFTP performance TFTP windowing Configurable block size x64 Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) support Replacement for the venerable BIOS The near future


13 System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) 2007 To be released in H2 CY07 Service Pack 1 will be required for full Windows Server “Longhorn” support Significant investments in OS deployment capabilities, task sequencing, integration with WDS Improves on the SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack Picks up much of the functionality from ADS The near future


15 Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator Tying it all together Based on BDD 2007 (which will continue supporting Windows Vista and Windows XP deployments, as well as SMS 2003 OSD), to provide consistent tools for client and server Leverage the latest tools and technologies To be released shortly after Windows Server “Longhorn” The near future

16 GoodBestBetter Tools Guidance WSD Lite Touch SCCM 2007 OSD WDS and WAIK tools WSD Zero Touch WSD Methodology and Best PracticesWSD Methodology and Best Practices


18 End-to-end guidance, best practices, and tools for efficient planning, building, and deploying Windows Server Based on real-world experience and industry best practices Increase automation Decrease costs Manual Deployment Light Touch Zero Touch

19 Provides project guidance and recommendations Microsoft Solutions Framework and Microsoft Operations Framework, based on ITIL Includes job aids and project templates to assist with planning Step-by-step project and technical guidance


21 Compelling new features will drive adoption Read-only domain controllers Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Network Access Protection New network stack, including IPv6 Server Manager for role installation Terminal Services Single Sign-on, Terminal Services Gateway, Terminal Services Remote Programs (seamless windows), Terminal Services Web Access Windows Virtualization – hypervisor Etc. Significant push to x64 hardware and operating systems Changes that impact deployment…

22 Size Get used to 1.5 GB+ images, expanded to 5 GB+ Consider the importance of DVD drives or high-speed networks Review hardware requirements Consider “Server Core” Security User access control BitLocker (including multiple volume support) Network Access Protection

23 Servicing and componentization The OS is made up of components Each component exposes its configuration Patches, service packs, and languages are components too and can be applied offline! Drivers can be injected just like components Roles leverage components Setup Exclusively image-based, no more text-mode 32- or 64-bit executable Image on the DVD is SYSPREP’d No more BOOT.INI, uses BCD instead

24 XML files Unattend.txt is now Unattend.xml Sysprep.inf is now Unattend.xml WINBOM.INI is now Unattend.xml CMDLINES.TXT is now Unattend.xml (kind of) Notepad is no longer the preferred editing tool USMT now uses XML instead of INF files HAL independence One image can support all hardware No support for non-ACPI hardware

25 Microsoft Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) Core part of the deployment process Available to everyone! DOS is dead Imaging File-based Windows Imaging Format (WIM) images are key Tools are available to create, modify, mount, deploy, service, etc. There is no such thing as “i386 source”

26 Multi-language support (MUI) Windows Server “Longhorn” is language-neutral at its core Multiple language packs available Languages can be added and removed Licensing and Versions New “Server Core” installation Remove non-essential components to reduce attack surface, management, and software maintenance required No shell, no Internet Explorer, no Windows Media Player, etc. New Volume Activation 2.0 requirements Key Management Service (KMS) Multiple activation keys (MAK)


28 Windows Server Deployment Solution Accelerator can help Shows you how to use the new deployment tools together as part of an end-to-end deployment process Provides tools and scripts to increase automation and lower costs Leverages and enhances other Microsoft tools and products Simplifies the overall experience Even the tools require guidance Things to watch out for, decisions that need to be made, possible alternatives

29 Three main components: Configuration tools: “Deployment Workbench” MMC Lite Touch Deployment Zero Touch Deployment Two supported operating systems: Windows Server 2003 Windows Server “Longhorn” Three scenarios: New computer Upgrade Side-by-side

30 Lite Touch Deployment without management infrastructure Manually initiated Leverages stand-alone version of SCCM 2007 task sequencer Uses network share, Windows Deployment Services, CD/DVD, or USB Provides a migration path to SCCM 2007 Zero Touch Layers on top of SCCM 2007 OS deployment capabilities Adds additional functionality to SCCM Provides preconfigured, complete task sequence samples as well as wizards to construct your own


32 Integrated client/server deployment beta Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 3 support, with roles Initial SCCM 2007 support Updated WSD beta Final client release for SCCM 2007 support Complete client functionality WSD RTW Support for Windows Server “Longhorn” RTM, Windows Vista SP1, SCCM 2007 SP1 Beta version Lite Touch only Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta 2 clean install and upgrade Windows Server 2003 clean install Support LHS B2 Q2 2007 Q4 2007 Q1 2008 Now

33 Breakout Sessions CLI334 – Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007: Microsoft Windows Vista Deployment Walkthrough CLI418 – Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007: Advanced Zero Touch Installation with Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 SVR316 – Implementing Core Infrastructure Optimization: The Implementer Resource Guides CLI330 – Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Activating Windows Vista in an Enterprise Environment MGT308 – Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Overview MGT310 – Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Deployment MGT311 – Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007: Deploying Windows in the Enterprise CLI320 – Multicast Client Deployments using Microsoft Windows Deployment Services Labs CLI01-ILL – Microsoft Windows Vista Deployment (Part 1 of 3): Getting Started with Business Desktop Deployment 2007 and the Deployment Workbench CLI02-ILL – Microsoft Windows Vista Deployment (Part 2 of 3): Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Lite Touch Installation CLI03-ILL – Microsoft Windows Vista Deployment (Part 3 of 3): Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Zero Touch Installation SVR09-ILL – Windows Server 2008: Zero Touch Installation with Windows Server Deployment SEC10-ILL – Securing Microsoft Windows Vista: Using the Windows Vista Security Guide and the GPOAccelerator

34 Q&A

35 Technical Communities, Webcasts, Blogs, Chats & User Groups Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) & TechNet Trial Software and Virtual Labs Microsoft Learning and Certification

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37 © 2007 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.

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