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Windows Vista OS image creation and deployment guide

Windows Vista OS image creation and deployment guide

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I was looking at some of the Windows Vista information on the main Microsoft site this weekend, and I found an interesting document describing the process for creating and deploying OS images that I wanted to post here.  Windows Vista OS setup is built on an entirely new set of technologies than previous versions of Windows, and as a result the process of creating OS images and creating and using unattend files is different than you might be used to from the past.

If you are planning to create and deploy OS images for Windows Vista, I encourage you to take a look at the Windows Vista deployment step-by-step guide at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/library/88f80cb7-d44f-47f7-a10d-e23dd53bc3fa.mspx for some helpful information.  The following sections are included in the deployment guide:

In addition, it is worth reviewing the content of the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), which is located at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=53552.

  • Aaron has put together a great list of resources for building a Vista image. If you have not used Vista,

  • myITforum Daily Newsletter Daily Newsletter November 28, 2006 The myITforum.com newsletter is delivered

  • Some interesting blog posts associated with rolling out Vista in a corporate setting: Building and Deploying

  • Some interesting blog posts associated with rolling out Vista in a corporate setting: Building and Deploying

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