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We are going to start imaging some of our machines with Win7 (I know, it's about time we ...
2nd July 2012, 03:17 PM #1
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Windows 7 Deployment
We are going to start imaging some of our machines with Win7 (I know, it's about time we did) and was just after some tips on how you guys do it. We have a Fog server so we will try that first as it seems to work very well for our WinXP boxes. I will also try creating images in virtualbox as previously we used physical machines and that was a chore and a half. Do you guys have any tips on best practice when creating Win7 images. Are there any useful bits of software you always install on your images or configuration changes to your setup?
Thanks for your help
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5th July 2012, 01:59 PM #2
WDS and MDT are brilliant for deployment
Chuck a KMS server into the mix and life's a breeze
5th July 2012, 04:05 PM #3
I've just started playing with those and they work very well. Symantec Ghost still works OK if you dont have Server 2008 available to use too.
Originally Posted by RTFM
5th July 2012, 05:24 PM #4
MDT and WDS can be installed on Server 2003 also. Server 2008 is not a requirement.
Originally Posted by Fazza
5th July 2012, 05:26 PM #5
I can attest to that, we used it back when pushing out Vista at one site.
Originally Posted by qcomer
9th July 2012, 12:58 AM #6
Agree with the above, MDT and WDS when setup correctly is cool!
25th July 2012, 09:49 PM #7
We have just set up a 2008 R2 server with WDS. From this we used WAIK so that we could use WSIM. From WSIM we then made a WinPE unattended.xml for the PE end (this inc the partitioning of the hard disk) and then we used another .xml to define the windows 7 deployment.
After this we then used GP to define what the UI looks like and also what permissions, restrictions the users had.
We also use GP to deploy software. If you have any questions please PM me.
25th July 2012, 10:21 PM #8
MDT for us works great
25th July 2012, 10:35 PM #9
We use WDS and have recently re-imaged 420 PCs with very few problems. It's really good.
26th July 2012, 11:02 AM #10
MDT & WDS here - FOG as a backup if for some reason the first 2 dont work.
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