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Mastering System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager by Brett Bennett, Peter Daalmans, Santos Martinez

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Chapter 10

Operating System Deployment

Most IT administrators want to automate as many functions as possible in order to reproduce the same outcome consistently and quickly to as many devices as possible, and setting up a basic computer build is no exception.

In Configuration Manager 2007 the operating system deployment (OSD) feature became one of the most important features of Configuration Manager. With Configuration Manager 2012 you can install Windows operating systems without any user intervention. We call this Zero-Touch deployment. When a Windows deployment is finished, the user is able to log into the network and start working with the new operating systems and the available applications. The operating system deployment feature is highly ...

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