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

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Finding the Right Mix of Services

Take a look at the following details of the technologies to determine the best mix of services for your type of network:

  • Windows Deployment Services (WDS). WDS permits a computer without an operating system have one automatically deployed to it. You can combine WDS with other technologies to deploy fully provisioned client or server computers from bare metal.

  • Group Policy. Group Policy allows users to access their data, settings, and applications from any computer on the network running at least Windows 2000. Group Policy distributes data, software, and settings using a pull approach, meaning that the client requests data from Active Directory as needed. This approach works best when connectivity between the client ...

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