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

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Windows Deployment Services

Windows Deployment Services (WDS) is a Windows Server 2008 Server Role that enables users to boot a bare-metal, functioning, or nonfunctioning computer from the network and install Windows in a small number of simple steps. You can use WDS with the IntelliMirror technologies (User Settings Management, User Data Management, and Software Installation) to install Windows and then automatically add a user’s personalized work environment—complete with the user’s computer settings, software applications, and data.

We covered WDS in Chapter 5, for deploying Windows Server 2008 computers, and the steps and requirements for Windows Vista deployments are essentially the same, so we’re not going to repeat ourselves here. For deploying ...

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