Chapter 2. Designing a Client Life Cycle

When you are designing a client life cycle, you should ensure that your plan reduces the amount of time you have to spend maintaining parts of that life cycle. Your aims can include reducing the amount of time you spend managing operating system activation, configuring the operating system so that the installation is easily transferrable to another computer, and minimizing the amount of time it takes to move data from an older computer to its replacement.

Although it is not a problem to enter a unique product key when you perform a traditional installation of Windows 7 on a small number of computers, a simple operation that takes a minute or so becomes problematic when you have to perform the same operation ...

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