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Mastering Windows® 7 Deployment by Kenneth van Surksum, Darril Gibson, Aidan Finn

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Chapter 11. Fine-Tuning MDT Deployments

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is suitable for deploying workstations and servers in a large environment. It provides the ability to scale out the environment using linked deployment shares, which can leverage Distributed File System Replication (DFS-R). Using selection profiles, you can distribute portions of the configuration in MDT to, for example, a custom installation DVD. You can also define the settings from the Customsettings.ini file in a database that can be queried based on the computer, its location, a role, or a make and model.

Leveraging these techniques can help you build a highly flexible and scalable deployment solution.

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Use selection profiles to ...

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