One of the nicest features in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 is the capability of deploying Operating Systems (OS). You are able to deploy several different versions of the Windows OS. From Windows XP to Windows 7 and from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008R2. While planning for the deployment of an OS, we can address the following scenarios:
- New Computer scenario (bare metal)
A new computer right out of the box without any OS on it
- Replace Computer scenario
An old computer will be replicaed by a new computer right out of the box without any OS on it. All settings and documents will be transferred from the old computer to the new computer.
- Refresh Computer scenario
An Operating System needs to be reinstalled or replaced by a new OS. This scenario can be used for the migration of Windows XP to Windows 7 SP1.
In this movie I would like to show the New Computer Scenario in a Zero-touch way. To be able to build this scenario we brought the following products together:
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 update 1
- Windows Deployment Services
- System Center Configuration Manager 2007-R3
- Microsoft App-v 4.6
If you would like to have more information about OS Deployments, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line!