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Microsoft® Windows® Desktop Deployment Resource Kit

Microsoft® Windows® Desktop Deployment Resource Kit by Jerry Honeycutt
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Deploy and manage Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 Editions with expertise from well-known Windows authority Jerry Honeycutt. This official RESOURCE KIT packs the in-depth information you need to determine the best deployment path for your organization; prepare and test for deployment; automate, customize, and distribute installations; and manage and support your deployment. You also get timesaving scripts, worksheets, and a searchable eBook on CD—everything you need to help maximize the performance and reliability of your business desktops and help reduce ownership and support costs.

Get in-depth guidance on how to:

  • Apply best practices for deployment planning
  • Identify and resolve migration and application compatibility issues
  • Configure user settings, build distribution points, and “chain” installations
  • Plan for and migrate users’ existing data and settings
  • Create disk images and deploy them using third-party tools
  • Use Remote Installation Services (RIS) to support clean installations
  • Help automate deployment with Systems Management Server (SMS)
  • Deploy critical security and feature updates with Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS)
  • Provide multilingual compatibility and enable support for mobile users
  • Automate desktop deployment and management tasks with batch scripts

CD includes:

  • Scripts, worksheets, white papers, and an eBook.

Get scripts to:

  • Configure data
  • Copy device drivers
  • Join domains
  • List applications
  • Run installations
  • Migrate users
  • and more

Plus worksheets for:

Application compatibility and testing

  • Disk imaging
  • Distribution methods and shares
  • Dynamic updates
  • Master configuration
  • RIS planning, deployment, testing
  • Windows XP Group Policy
  • and more

A Note Regarding the CD or DVD

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Title: Microsoft® Windows® Desktop Deployment Resource Kit
Author: Jerry Honeycutt

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