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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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1.2. Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

Do you remember the high-level deployment overview earlier in the chapter? The first step was starting a boot image, followed by selecting an image. Windows Deployment Services (WDS) can help you with that. It's a core player and is frequently used in modern network-based deployment solutions. Later in the chapter, in the "Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008" section, we will dive deep into the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 (formerly known as Business Desktop Deployment, or BDD) and you will learn how these tools and pieces of infrastructure work better together and get some guidance on how to create and configure the deployment solution.

In a networked environment, and with a small investment of your ...

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