Chapter 15. Disk Imaging with Sysprep

Disk imaging is one of the most common techniques for deploying Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Office 2003 Editions. Disk images deploy faster than other techniques. For a little more than the cost of deploying the operating system alone (bandwidth, disk space, man hours, and so on), you can include other applications and settings in your deployment. Finally, deploying disk images is a process that’s straightforward to automate, reducing errors and user interaction. This chapter shows you how to create disk images using the Microsoft System Preparation tool and then describes the process of deploying them using third-party tools.

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