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Deploying and Administering Windows Vista® Bible by Danielle Ruest, Nelson Ruest, Bob Kelly

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Part II. Customizing the Deployment Process

Time to get to work! This portion of the book focuses on the specific use of the tools provided to develop and deploy Windows Vista. While the very capable tools offered by Microsoft are explained in detail, several third-party utilities and alternatives are also brought to light.

Windows Installer is covered in detail to prepare you for managing the custom installation of applications in your environment. Tools and methods available for handling user data and settings are detailed in Chapter 5, while Chapter 6 offers an explicit look at the tools for managing images. With your image created and customized, the remaining chapters focus on deployment covering the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Windows Deployment Services.

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