With such a significant task as deploying a new operating system, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This first portion of the book begins by summarizing some of the new technologies and tools provided to get the job done. Understanding the tools and technologies is important to making deployment decisions and is critical to a smooth deployment. There are several key questions answered in this section, including:
What tools are available?
How will you determine the contents of your deployment image?
How will you automate the installation of Windows Vista?
How will you handle license and activation requirements?
Each of the chapters in this portion of the book help arm you with the information you need to begin your deployment project with key information necessary to do so.