Windows 7 Deployment Options for Small and Midsize Businesses

The Microsoft Download Center has a neat poster (available in PDF, Visio, and XPS formats) walking through the advantages, limitations, and requirements for the different deployment options available to small and midsize businesses planning on a deployment of Windows 7. Explore the different options for deploying Windows 7 in a small or midsize organization. This…

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Jumpstart your Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment

In case you are starting to evaluate the deployment of Windows 7 and Office 2010 in your environment (especially now that Windows 2000 is no longer supported), I just found an excellent resource on TechNet: Building a Technical Proof of Concept for the Joint Deployment of Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 The site and…

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Multicast Deployments with Windows Server 2008

Well, I was just going to write a post on one of the coolest features in Windows Server 2008 – Multicast Deployments (aka the ability to image multiple machines in parallel).  However, I see that TechNet Magazine covered it last month! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/05/DesktopFiles/default.aspx The WDS team has changed all that by delivering a new multicast engine…

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Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Source Code released

Get it while its hot! The Microsoft® Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) is best-practice guidance for desktop deployment. BDD is targeted at companies that want to reduce deployment time, effort, and cost by increasing the level of automation. It allows administrators to deploy desktops with Zero Touch and Lite Touch interaction at the…

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Is There a Guide for That?

So you have just been tasked with setting up Active Directory, or creating a Backup Plan, or setting up a PKI infrastructure for your company. There’s no need to start from scratch!!! We’ve already done the heavy lifting for you: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/solutionaccelerators/wssra/raguide/default.mspx Introduction to Architecture Blueprints Network Architecture Blueprint Storage Architecture Blueprint Application Architecture Blueprint Management…

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Installing Windows Home Server in Virtual Server

It turns out that Window Home Server installs into (and works fine on) Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.  (Virtual Server is free, and available from the previous link).  I did run into a couple of gotchas while installing, so thought that I would provide you a walkthrough with screenshots and workarounds. FOR THE RECORD:  The…

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Vista/Office Deployment Day

My team just gave two successful all-day sessions to Gold Partners on the tools and best practices for Deploying Vista and Office, and I wanted to share with everyone a collection of useful links relating to the tools we covered: Microsoft Deployment Guidance http://www.microsoft.com/technet/desktopdeployment/default.mspx Windows Vista Deployment EnhancementsWindows Vista Deployment Step by Step Guide Windows…

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