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System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Unleashed by Greg Ramsey., Jason Sandys, Marcus Oh, Byron Holt, Kerrie Meyler

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Image Maintenance

An additional major challenge is image maintenance in general. Images are built from reference systems. Reference systems are systems used to build baseline images for deployment to the rest of the systems in your organization. Because hardware differences between a reference system and target deployment systems can cause issues, you must often use multiple reference systems to model your environment and thus create multiple images.

Enabling creation and deployment of this image is what OSD focuses on. However, OSD cannot automate the actual choice or definition of what goes into an image because this is not a technical decision.

A general definition of an image is a single file that stores all the files and information for ...

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