Deploying Windows Vista Sp1 In Your Enterprise


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In this session we will look at how to automate deployment of Windows Vista for small, medium, and large scale deployment scenarios. The session explores applications that help IT Professionals assess existing resources before deploying Vista SP1 operating system such as Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator and System Center Essentials. We will cover application deployment and planning scenarios to ensure that the right applications are deployed and to accelerate deployment for Vista desktop computers. We will over Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.0 to ensure productivity applications can be deployed on Windows Vista seamlessly and User State Migration tool to migrate existing operating system settings. The session will explore small organization deployment scenarios that will walk you through deploying Windows Vista SP1 using Windows Deployments Services, Windows Update, and Windows Automated Installation Kit. For midsize businesses we will deploy Windows Vista SP1 using System Center Essentials to existing Windows Vista computers and Windows Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 to provision new computers for Windows Vista SP1. System Center Configuration Manager will be used for large scale deployments and Windows Server Update Services for updating Windows Vista clients to Windows Vista SP1.

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Deploying Windows Vista Sp1 In Your Enterprise

  1. 1. CLI-302 Welcome
  2. 2. Deploying Windows Vista® in Your Enterprise Level 300
  3. 3. What Will We Cover? • Deployment Planning for Windows Vista • Methods for Installing Windows Vista • Deploying Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  4. 4. Agenda • Deployment Considerations • Deployment Planning Tools • Automating Installations
  5. 5. Deployment Challenges
  6. 6. Deployment Solutions Automate application and hardware inventory Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator Reduce desktop applications and compatibility issues Application Compatibility Toolkit Build a single standard desktop image Windows Automated Installation Toolkit Automate migration of user files and settings User State Migration Tool Automate image installation and customization Windows Deployment Services and Configuration Manager Automate software update deployments WSUS and Configuration Manager
  7. 7. Agenda • Deployment Considerations • Deployment Planning Tools • Automating Installations
  8. 8. Deployment Planning Overview
  9. 9. Preparing the Desktop Hardware Compatibility Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Solution Accelerator System Center Configuration Manager Application Management Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT 5.0) Migration User State Migration Tool (USMT 3.0) Desktop Security Windows Vista Security Guide
  10. 10. demonstration Planning a Deployment Use MAP to Assess Hardware Resources   Resolve Compatibility Issues with the Application Compatibility Toolkit  Reviewing MAP Data
  11. 11. Agenda • Deployment Considerations • Deployment Planning Tools • Automating Installations
  12. 12. WSUS in Large Organizations Deploying Scanning Update content downloaded from Configuration Compliance reports Deployment reports Microsoft Update Manager Admin Microsoft Update show aggregated results show aggregated approves/deploys results for all updates updates Site Server Update content Update Catalog staged on DP downloaded from Compliance state Deployment state Microsoft Update messages processed to messages processed to Software Update site server site server CIs created in Configuration Manager Software Update Management Point Distribution Point Integrate with Configuration Manager 2007 Point / WSUS Server Client receives scan Client receives deployment policy via policy via MP Packaged and advertised centrallyMP Current compliance Deployment Update content reported for all known Deployed with software update feature state reported downloaded from Updates scan performed updates DP against WSUS catalog Configuration initiated by Configuration Manager Client Asset intelligence provides foundation for planning Manager policy
  13. 13. Choosing Your Deployment Strategy Zero-Touch Installation Requirements Lite Touch Requirements In addition to LTI elements: Windows Server 2003 R2 or 2008 Windows AIK 1.1OS Deployment SMS 2003 with -or- DNS and DHCP System Center Configuration USMT Manager 2007
  14. 14. Simplifying Deployment Deployment Considerations • Number of WDS servers and locations needed • Client Windows Deployment Discovery method PXE bootnetwork Isolated request WDS SERVER Network boot referrals Low bandwidth Through-IP helper updates High latency
  15. 15. Large SCCM Topology Some SCCM Roles Configuration Manager Console Site Server Administrator Component Server Console Database Primary Site Distribution Point Parent Site Management Point Site Server Reporting Point Secondary Site Software Update Point State Migration Point Site Server Database Child Site
  16. 16. demonstration Automating Installations Collect Inventory Data with System Center  Configuration Manager  View Inventory Reports  View Vista Upgrade Assessment  Build and Deploy Vista SP1 Image
  17. 17. Session Summary • Plan effectively for a smooth deployment • Utilize solution accelerators for guidance • Choose the right toolset for your environment
  18. 18. Where to Find More Information? Visit TechNet at Also check out TechNet Edge and TechNet Spotlight Or just visit for additional information on this session.
  19. 19. Supporting Publications For more titles, visit:
  20. 20. Training Resources Course ID Title Deploying Windows Vista Business 5105B Desktops Installing and Configuring Windows Vista 5347 Upgrading and Migrating to Windows Vista 5349 For more training information
  21. 21. Become a Microsoft Certified Professional • What are MCP certifications? Validation in performing critical IT functions • Why certify? WW recognition of skills gained via experience More effective deployments with reduced costs • What certifications are there for IT pros? MCTS, MCITP
  22. 22. TechNet Plus TechNet Plus is an essential, premium, Web-enabled and live support resource that provides IT Professionals with fast and easy access to Microsoft experts, software, and technical information, enhancing IT productivity, control, and planning. Evaluate and Learn Plan and Deploy Support and Maintain Evaluate full versions of all Microsoft Two complimentary Professional Support Use the TechNet Library to plan for commercial software for evaluation— incidents for use 24/7 (20% discount on deployment using the Knowledge Base, without time limits; this includes all additional incidents) resource kits, and technical training client, server, and Office applications Access over 100 managed newsgroups Use exclusive tools like System Center Try out all the latest betas before public and get next business day response— Capacity Planner to accurately plan for release guaranteed and deploy Exchange Server and System Center Operations Manager Keep your skills current with quarterly Use the TechNet Library to maintain your training resources, including select IT environment with security updates, Microsoft E-Learning courses service packs, and utilities Get all these resources and more with a TechNet Plus subscription. For more information, visit: