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Tripredacus

Windows 7 Deployment Documentation

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Windows 7 Deployment

Deploying Windows 7 Essential Guidance from the Windows 7 Resource Kit and TechNet Magazine (Microsoft Download Center)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=EE2A1D38-88A9-43B3-95BC-7E962F0B6030&displaylang=en

Installing Windows 7 on an Existing Windows XP Computer (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd939987(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Scenario: Service an Online Image (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744334(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Technet Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ff470986.aspx?ITPID=SPBLOG

Understanding Servicing Strategies (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744297(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Windows 7 Upgrade and Migration Guide (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd446674(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Hotfix for Non-standard-ASCII characters in Computer Name (Microsoft Support)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2534111

Building a Standard Image of Windows 7: Step by Step Guide (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523217%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

How to create an OEM folder (MSFN)

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/152813-how-to-create-an-oem-folder/

Methods for Running Windows Setup (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749415%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

Work with Answer Files in Windows SIM (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799285%28WS.10%29.aspx

Change a User Tile with Setupcomplete.cmd (MSFN)

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/162625-change-a-user-tile-with-setupcompletecmd/

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Application Compatibility Toolkit

Compatibility Administrator - Video (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ee532031.aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Getting Started with the Application Compatibility Toolkit - Video (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd776526.aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Inside the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 (TechNet Magazine)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.06.act.aspx

Using the Sdbinst.exe Command-Line Tool (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749169(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

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DISM

DISM Step By Step - Video (TechNet Edge)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/dism-step-by-step-from-dan-stolts.aspx

DISM Command-Line Options (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744382(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Prepare and Service Windows Images Using the New DISM Tool (TechNet Magazine)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd490958.aspx

Right-Click WIM menu for Win7 + WAIK (MSFN)

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/150275-add-right-click-wim-windows-7/

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Imagex

Imagex Command-Line Options (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799302(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit

MDT TimeZoneName and TimeZone list (myitforum)

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/smslist/archive/2009/09/21/mssms-mdt-database-quot-timezonename-quot.aspx

MDT - Lite Touch (TechNet) video

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/ff711679

MDT - Building Windows 7 Install Media (TechNet) video

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/ff710916

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OCSetup

Add or Remove System MSIs or Packages Online with OCSetup (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744344(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

OCSetup Command-Line Options (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd799247(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

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User State Migration Tool

ScanState Syntax (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560781(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Migration using USMT for IT Professionals (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883247(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560801(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

What does USMT Migrate? (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560792(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

What's New in USMT 4.0 (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd560752(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

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Windows Deployment Services

Adding Driver Packages to a Boot Image (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759162.aspx

Creating Custom Install Images (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637993(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Creating Discover Images (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd637996(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

Windows Deployment Services Getting Started Guide (TechNet)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771670(WS.10).aspx?ITPID=win7dtp

WDS F11 Server Selection Feature (Deploy Vista)

http://www.deployvista.com/Default.aspx?tabid=70&EntryID=99

PoC Jumpstart Kit 3.0 (Microsoft)

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1834

Third-Party Tools

GDism ELDI Java and .NET GUI for DISM

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/147650-gdism-eldi-java-and-net/

StefanRtR's Win-Integrator

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/139748-stefanrtrs-win-integrator/

Windows 7 Component Remover

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/155410-windows-7-component-remover/

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Thanks very much for gathering all these links in 1 place !!

As I begin to read through & study these, I'm impressed by just how much information is available,

even though it does require to RTFM - Microsoft style !

and it seems that many, including myself, come to MSFN as hobbyists &/or "filesharers", probably not employed in I.T.,

and typically wanting everything to be handed on a silver platter, and getting p***ed if/when it isn't !

so, as I read, make notes, & dL the available video tutorial-presentations,

then "suddenly" a whole LOT more begins to make sense,

and I also appreciate even more, the creative efforts of so many of the people here who code various GUI apps

to make the strict/traditional command line I.T. approach "clickable".

still, if a hobbyist is willing to invest the time to "S"TFM ("Study" TFM),

slowly but surely they'll begin to gain the same knowledge of the employed I.T. pro -

it's available to anyone willing to pay the price of effort & persistence thru the frustration ;)

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Added link to WDS F11 Server Selection:

http://www.deployvista.com/Default.aspx?tabid=70&EntryID=99

Basically you add additional WDS Servers into your main WDS screen. The only thing you should configure in the additional servers is to specify the AD Server to make things faster. Then when you PXE boot a client, you are given the option to press F11 to select between deployment servers, or press F12 to boot off the primary server. This only works on Server 2008 R2. I have tested it out and seems to work.

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Unless you're forbidden from doing so, even Microsoft recommends using at least MDT to do most of this. I know a lot of actual OEMs cannot, but otherwise use MDT if you're doing a lot of building of machines and software ;).

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