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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Designing a Deployment Environment

Unless you are performing a single installation of Windows Server 2008, it is helpful to design a deployment environment that allows you to deploy Windows efficiently to the client and server systems in your organization. The following sections discuss how to design a deployment environment that provides the deployment speed and control you need while maintaining an acceptable level of complexity.

Choosing an Installation Method

Windows installation is now entirely image-based. Rather than copying individual files to the hard drive of the target computer, the new Windows Server 2008 installation uses Windows Image (WIM) files to put a complete image of Windows Server 2008 on the system disk of the target server. ...

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