Desktop Deployment TechCenter Last updated: June 4, 2007


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Business Desktop Deployment overview video (requires Flash plug-in)


This video describes the key features and benefits of BDD 2007, the next generation of business desktop deployment guidance and tools.



TechNet Magazine: 10 things you need to know about deploying Windows Vista


From more flexible image handling to a new boot loader, Windows Vista introduces some important changes for desktop deployment. Here’s a look at 10 ways Windows Vista can make your next deployment faster and easier than ever.



TechNet Magazine: Managing hardware restrictions via Group Policy


USB thumb-disk keys and other removable devices can make your personal life easier but your professional life harder. For improved security, you need a way to control what hardware devices your users are installing on their work systems. Now you can use Group Policy to control which devices they can use and which ones they can’t.


Application Compatibility







Key Steps


1.       Collect and analyze the application inventory


2.       Test your mitigation strategies


3.       Resolve any outstanding compatibility issues


4.       Deploy compatibility mitigation packages


Tools and Technologies


*          Application Compatibility Toolkit


*          Virtual PC


*          Virtual Server


*          SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)


 


Imaging







Key Steps


1.       Build a company-standard image for deployment


2.       Test the image in a controlled pilot program


3.       Use the right tools and utilities to deploy the image


4.       Manage the image lifecycle


Tools and Technologies


*          Windows Preinstallation Environment


*          Windows System Preparation Tool


*          Desktop Deployment Workbench


*          ImageX


*          SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)


*          SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack (Zero Touch Only)


 


Infrastructure Management







Key Steps


1.       Inventory hardware assets for centralized management


2.       Optimize the infrastructure for deployment


3.       Employ technologies to manage infrastructure


Tools and Technologies


*       Windows Management Instrumentation


*       Active Directory


*       Application Compatibility Toolkit


*       Windows Vista Hardware Assessment


*       SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)


 


Application Management







Key Steps


1.       Identify core and supplemental applications


2.       Develop and test deployment packages


3.       Identify, inventory, and prioritize applications


Tools and Technologies


*       Desktop Deployment Workbench


*       Macrovision AdminStudio Professional Edition


*       Windows Installer


*       Application Compatibility Toolkit


 


Deployment Process







Lite Touch Installation


1.       Ensure the appropriate LTI infrastructure exists


2.       Prepare the deployment environment


3.       Prepare the Windows DS server


4.       Deploy the OS images to the client computers


Zero Touch Installation


1.       Ensure the appropriate ZTI infrastructure exists


2.       Prepare the deployment environment


3.       Configure resource access and the ZTI image


4.       Prepare Windows PE CDs and legacy images


5.       Deploy the OS images to the client computers


Tools and Technologies


*       Windows Deployment Services


*       SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)


*       SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack (Zero Touch Only)


 


Office Deployment







Key Steps


1.       Choose and define your Office system editions


2.       Identify the upgrade issues


3.       Create the installation point


4.       Customize Office system versions


5.       Deploy and maintain the Office system


Tools and Technologies


*       Active Directory and Group Policy


*       Office 2003 Resource Kit


*       SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)


 


User State Migration







Key Steps


   Capture and store user data and app information


1.       Build new desktop and install the standard image


2.       Restore user data and app information to new desktop


Tools and Technologies


*       User State Migration Tool


*       Active Directory


*       SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)


*       SMS OSD Feature Pack (Zero Touch Only)


 


Security / Updates







Key Steps


1.       Choose and enable the security configuration


2.       Manage security updates


3.       Maintain desktop security


Tools and Technologies


*       Windows XP Service Pack 2


*       Windows Server Update Services


*       SMS 2003 (Zero Touch Only)

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