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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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Understanding Device Installation and Management

Installing and managing devices and device drivers is an important aspect of overall desktop management for enterprises. Windows Vista introduced a number of improvements to the way that you install, configure, and manage devices. Windows 7 adds a number of new important features and enhancements in the way devices are installed, configured, and managed.

Device Enhancements in Windows 7

The device experience in Windows 7 builds upon the many improvements previously made in this area in Windows Vista. The following list summarizes some of the changes to device management implemented in Windows Vista. Many of these changes are significant for IT professionals who manage computers in enterprise environments, ...

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