Getting Started

A typical cause of difficult deployment efforts is the number of images that you must manage. In heterogeneous environments with diverse requirements, you often build numerous images. Adding new hardware, language packs, security updates, and drivers usually requires re-creating each disk image. Updating multiple images with a critical security update and testing each of them requires a lot of effort from you. Therefore, one of Microsoft’s major design goals in Windows Vista is to significantly reduce the number of images you must maintain and help you maintain those images more easily.

A key way that Windows Vista helps you reduce the number of images you must build and maintain is by reducing dependencies on components that typically ...

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