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Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration by Scott Chimner, James Walker, Andrew Abbate

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Chapter 20. Imaging Tools and Processes

Imaging Tools

The release of Windows Vista and an improved imaging process is made possible by the simultaneous release of several new and updated tools. As mentioned in the previous chapter, there are a couple of ways to obtain all the imaging tools and information needed to create Windows Vista images. This primarily depends on the size of the target install base and existing deployment technologies at an organization. For example, an administrator with only 200 systems may want to distribute the image manually on DVD using bootable USB flash drives running Windows PE. For that deployment scenario, only the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) would be needed, whereas an organization with thousands ...

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