Managing Devices

Managing devices and device drivers is an important aspect of overall desktop management for enterprises. Windows Vista includes enhancements to improve how you install, configure, and manage devices. Understanding these changes is essential for administrators who deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot Windows Vista computers.

Changes to Device Management in Windows Vista

Table 16-1 summarizes many of the changes that have been implemented in Windows Vista for the installation, configuration, and management of devices. Many of these changes are significant for IT professionals who manage Windows Vista computers in enterprise environments. The sections that follow detail how many of these enhancements work.

Table 16-1. Changes to Device ...

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