CHAPTER 6Operating system deployment tips

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager provides a highly flexible, automated solution to fully deploy and configure servers and desktops from any initial state, including bare-metal deployments. This enables IT administrators to provide an end-to-end solution for the installation and configuration of Windows, by delivering applications, updates, patches, and security fixes in a single distribution. This chapter covers some tips and tricks to operating system deployment.

Boot images

The Windows ADK is used to create Windows PE boot images that are used in Configuration Manager to deploy operating systems via PXE, CD-ROM, USB, or hard disk. Windows PE boot images are available in four current ...

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