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1 MCITP: Microsoft Windows Vista Desktop Support - Enterprise Section 1: Prepare to Deploy

2 Analyze the Business Environment Learn details of infrastructure –Network, Hardware, Software, Organization, Users Customization details –Customize OS to serve needs to of the user Testing –Test environment and pilot program Rollout –Project plan 2

3 Deployment Tools Microsoft Deployment Solution Accelerator Note: new, renamed version replaced Business Desktop Deployment Solution 2007 (BDD) in December 2007 Brings together best practices and deployment tools Guidance, sample templates, and technology files (such as scripts and configuration files) Tools: Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), Windows User State Migration Tool (USMT), Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK), Windows Deployment Services, and Windows PE 2.0 3

4 Hardware Assessment Hardware Assessment Tool –Windows Vista Hardware Assessment tool Collects inventory and checks compatibility Minimum Requirements –800Mhz processor for faster, 512MB RAM, sVGA (800 x 600 resolution) capable video adapter, 20GB hard disk / 15Gb free, CD- ROM drive Vista Premium Requirements (can run Aero graphics interface) –Differences from minimum requirements: Aero-capable video adapter (GPU supports DirectX 9 or later, WDDM driver), 1GHz or faster processor, 1GB RAM, 40GB dish space / 15GB free, DVD-ROM drive 4

5 Software Considerations Application Compatibility –Vista constrains access to the system for security –Windows Vista Compatibility Mode Pre-configured for many applications –Drivers for hardware and security software for previous versions least compatible –Consider custom applications in a lab environment Use Windows Application Compatibility Toolkit –Checks against known software and assist in planning tests for custom apps 5

6 Deployment Methods Major installation types –In Place Upgrade Upgrade and keep settings and programs from previous version of Windows –Clean Installation Fresh copy of OS from DVD –Image Deployment Use deployment tools and create custom image Windows AIK SIM 6

7 Migrating User Data Transfer User State Data –Maintains their settings an local data Easy Transfer Wizard –For one off transfers –Can use network, USB drive, or Ethernet User State Migration Tool (USMT) –For large migrations with proper planning –Can use enterprise resources such as file shares and scripting 7

8 Imaging Tools Windows Imaging (WIM) –New to Vista Replaces old setup process based on CAB files Can be stored on any media, use anything bootable –USB Keys, PXE boot from network Uses Windows PE –Basic environment to load OS and support troubleshooting »Supports TCP/IP »Will run some Windows GUI programs »Supports Active Directory logons »Easier to access network resources 8

9 ImageX ImageX.exe - Command Line Tool –Mount, create, and modify images –Use in Windows or Windows PE –Command line switches /mount, /unmount, /append, etc –Create image to apply to many computers Customized with drivers, software, and settings 9

10 Deployment Options Use the Network –Load image from a file share Windows Deployment server –Use PXE boot from BIOS and Windows Deployment on Windows Server 2003/2008 to manage deployment in the enterprise DVD media USB key drive –Just load WIM image to USB key 10

11 Click to edit Master title style Click to edit Master text styles –Second level Third level –Fourth level »Fifth level 11

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