Chapter 1. Preparing to Deploy Windows 7

The smaller the enterprise, the less formal and complex its software deployment process tends to be. It is not unusual for a single team of administrators to be responsible for the conception, planning, and execution of an entire workstation deployment in a small to medium-size company. When the team consists of individuals who work together every day, collaboration and communication are relatively simple matters; the whole group can easily gather to report their progress to their managers.

Take, for example, the process of designing image files, as covered in Chapter 3. For a small network, administrators can address easily issues such as how many images to create and of what type. Factors affecting these ...

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