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Creating the Secure Managed Desktop: Using Group Policy, SoftGrid, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and Other Management Tools by Jeremy Moskowitz

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1.1. It's All About Imaging

I spent a good few days in my Lab Center, measuring speed and efficiency when deploying different Windows operating systems (and deploying to a large number of machines) using different imaging tools.

The results may surprise you.

Real World Scenario: Quick Tips Before I Begin

Before giving you the details, let me give you some real-world tips about Windows deployment.

Tip #1: You'll Want to Use Image-Based Deployment

Trust me on this: image-based deployment is the way to go, whether you're deploying Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, or Windows Server 2008.

With Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 you ...

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