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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager by Brett Bennett, Peter Daalmans, Santos Martinez

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Chapter 9Operating System Deployment

Most IT administrators want to automate as many functions as possible in order to reproduce the same outcome consistently and quickly to as many devices as possible. Setting up a basic computer build is no exception.

In Configuration Manager 2007, the Operating System Deployment (OSD) feature became one of the most important features. With Configuration Manager you can install Windows operating systems without any user intervention. This is known as Zero-Touch deployment. When a Windows deployment is finished, the user is able to log in to the network and start working with the new operating systems and the available applications. The OSD feature is highly dependent on the Windows Assessment and Deployment ...

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