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MS Deployment Tools (Codename "Deployment 4") - Windows Server blog by Kurt Roggen [BE]
donderdag 20 september 2007 8:25 Kurt Roggen

MS Deployment Tools (Codename "Deployment 4")

"Deployment 4" Beta 3 combines the guidance and toolset from previous releases of Business Desktop Deployment and beta releases of Windows Server Deployment

This release continues to support Zero Touch Installation (ZTI) of desktop operating systems using Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 with the Operating System Deployment Feature Pack and adds new deployment and task sequencing capabilities for desktops and servers using System Center Configuration Manager 2007. 

Deployment 4 also continues to provide Lite Touch Installation (LTI) support without infrastructure requirements and adds capabilities for Windows Server 2003 and pre-release versions of Windows Server 2008 (including support for Server Core installation options).

Some of the enhancements you will find are:

  • Enhanced disk and network interface cards (NICs) configuration options, including support for static TCP/IP configuration.
  • Design changes to ease the migration from LTI to Configuration Manager 2007.
  • Support for multiple task sequence templates. (Client template: Windows XP/Vista, Server template: Windows Server 2003/2008) 


    Support for multiple task sequence templates.


    Enhanced disk and NIC configuration options, including support for static TCP/IP configuration


    Enhanced disk configuration options.


    Notice all wizards are no longer HTML based, but true mmc based wizards...


    Where to Find Deployment 4 Beta 3

    Deployment 4 Beta 3 is part of the Windows Server 2008 Beta and TAP Programs. 
    It is also available as an open beta download.

    To join Deployment 4 beta 3 program, follow these steps:

    1. Visit the Microsoft Connect Web site (http://connect.microsoft.com).
    2. Click Invitations on the Connect menu.
    3. You will need to sign in using a valid Windows Live ID before you can continue to the Invitations page.
    4. Enter your Invitation ID in the box. Your invitation ID is: BDDP-QMYH-VWTH
    5. Click Go.
    6. If you have not previously registered with Microsoft Connect, you might be required to register before you continue with the invitation process.

    To download Deployment 4, click Download Now 

    For more information: Microsoft Deployment Team blog, Michael Niehaus blog 

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    # Deploying Windows Server 2008 Server Roles

    dinsdag 6 november 2007 14:58 by Kurt Roggen [BE]

    As I've mentioned already in a previous post , there is no more BDD SA (Business Desktop Deployment