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

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Using Windows Deployment Services

A powerful tool for deploying Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 in mid- and large-sized organizations is Windows Deployment Services, an updated and redesigned version of the Remote Installation Services (RIS) feature found in Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server. Windows Deployment Services enables enterprises to rapidly deploy Windows operating systems using network-based installation that doesn’t require you to be present at each target computer or to install directly from DVD media. Windows Deployment Services has three types of components:

  • Server components. These include a Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) server and Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) server to enable network booting of clients ...

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