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Introducing Windows Server® 2008 by The Microsoft Windows Server Team, Mitch Tulloch

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Easing Deployment Headaches

Do you currently use third-party, image-based deployment tools to deploy your Windows servers? I’m not surprised—until Microsoft released the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK), you were pretty much limited to either deploying Windows using third-party imaging tools or using Sysprep and answer files. The Windows AIK deploys Windows Vista based on Vista’s new componentized, modular architecture and Windows image (.wim) file-based installation media format. Windows Vista and the Windows AIK has changed everything, and now Microsoft has finally come on strong in the deployment tools arena. And with the release of the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 customers now have ...

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