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

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Chapter 21. Deploying Windows Vista in an Automated Fashion

The Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment Kit (BDD) 2007

The Microsoft Business Desktop Deployment Kit (BDD) 2007 is an all in-one solution for deploying Windows Vista images. The BDD also integrates deployment of the Office 2007 suite into Windows Vista images as a core OS application because most companies have previous versions of Office running in their environments. The BDD also deploys other operating systems and includes Windows Deployment Services, which has taken the place of Remote Installation Services (RIS). Those familiar with Microsoft Management consoles (MMC) and Windows Systems Image Manager (Windows SIM) will be pleased to find that the Deployment Workbench—the primary ...

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