Chapter 3. Creating and Managing System Images

System images are the heart of the Windows 7 workstation deployment process. Whether you are aware of it or not, all Windows 7 installations use a system image as the source for the operating system files. When designing a mass Windows 7 deployment, desktop administrators typically generate their own system images, modifying them as needed throughout their life cycle. The process of creating and managing system images, like all elements of a deployment, is one that requires careful planning and a good strategy. Lesson 1: Designing an Image Creation Strategy examines the benefits of file-based images and various strategies for creating them. Lesson 2: Customizing and Updating Images discusses how to ...

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