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Mastering Windows 7 Deployment [Paperback]

Aidan Finn , Darril Gibson , Kenneth van Surksum
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4 Mar 2011 Mastering
Get professional–level instruction on Windows 7 deployment tools Enterprise–level operating system deployment is challenging and requires knowledge of specific tools. It is expected that Windows 7 will be extensively deployed in businesses worldwide. This comprehensive Sybex guide provides thorough coverage of the Microsoft deployment tools that were specifically created for Windows 7, preparing system administrators, MIS professionals, and corporate programmers to tackle the task effectively. Companies worldwide are expected to deploy Windows 7 as their enterprise operating system; system administrators and IT professionals need comprehensive instruction on Microsoft’s deployment tools This complete guide provides clear, step–by–step instruction on planning, installing, configuring, deploying, and troubleshooting deployment methods for each tool Covers the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit, Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), Windows PE, Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK), Windows System Image Manager (WSIM), Easy Transfer, User State Migration Toolkit (USMT), Windows Deployment Services, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010, System Center Configuration Manager, Key Management Service, and Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) Illustrated with plenty of real–world scenarios, Mastering Windows Deployment provides the hands–on instruction you need to fully understand and use each deployment technology.

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  • Paperback: 504 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; Pap/Psc edition (4 Mar 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470600314
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470600313
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 704,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Expert guidance for IT administrators deploying Windows 7 If you′re in charge of deploying Windows 7 across an enterprise, Microsoft′s new Windows 7 deployment tools and the detailed information in this expert guide will make your job more manageable. The impressive author team draws upon years of experience in Windows deployments to provide you with clear, step–by–step instructions on how to install, configure, deploy, and troubleshoot each tool. The book goes deep into hardware, software, how to assess your infrastructure, how to migrate data, and much more. Coverage includes: Evaluating your applications and Windows 7 compatibility Learning Windows Deployment Services (WDS) basics Exploring all tools in the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Fine–tuning your deployment with MDT′s Client Wizard Mastering zero–touch installations and volume licensing Get Professional–Level Guidance on Windows 7 Deployment Tools Learn How to Install, Configure, Deploy, and Troubleshoot Each Tool Master Windows System Image Manager, Windows Easy Transfer, and More Assess and Report on Your Infrastructure′s Readiness for Deployment Reinforce Your Skills with Real–World Scenarios and Techniques

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5.0 out of 5 stars Must have! 21 May 2013
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Anyone working with deployment should have this book. In fact it should be renamed 'Deployment Bible'. Defiantly one for the shelf.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent book, but level 100 10 Mar 2011
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I like the book but I hoped it was a level 300. This is a great book for beginners; if you are already familiar with MDT I would not recommend it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading 1 Aug 2011
By andoss - Published on
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Is a useful book but unfortunately the title mislead me.
I thought 'Mastering' meant the book would spend more time on advanced deployment scenarios. Unfortunately this isn't the case. Great book for people looking to setup a first deployment but if you already have one going it's unlikely you'll learn anything new.
In particular i wanted some information on OEM deployment scenarios, there was only a single paragraph...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kick Starting Your Windows 7 Deployments With Mastering Windows 7 Deployment 22 Mar 2011
By WorkingHardInIt - Published on
These guys wrote a readable, useful book Mastering Windows 7 Deployment about a subject on which consolidated documentation is scarce, scattered around the internet or written badly so you still can't figure it out or is to boring you just don't read it. If I need to define the goal of this book: get people a good head start for Windows 7 deployments in a planned and organized fashion.

This is not a book for the absolute newbie who doesn't know the difference between a local and a domain account. It isn't targeted at the WDS/MDT experts who've solved, fixed and worked around any and all PXE boot, network errors, cryptic WDS or MDT deployment errors & configuration challenges known to man kind. In that case this stuff is known to you (or should be). The point is those experts have already learnt a lot the hard way and they put in a considerable effort to do so. But knowledge needs to be transferred and spread around and to do that you need to cover the basics and work up from there, showing progress and results. The progress and results motivate people. In that respect this book get's the job done.

In that respect, this books get's you started on that path from chapter one. This book will come into its own for any SME or enterprise departmental system administrator with who needs to be launched swiftly and on his or her way to their targets, which are smooth Windows 7 deployments. A lot of production system administrators are in the progress of looking at Windows 7 and might have a lot of experience with Windows XP and Windows 2003 but not with Windows 2008(R2) and Vista/Windows 7. If you're in that bracket you're definitely going to get a kick start with this book and it contains some neat tips and tricks to get over some initial gotchas. Don't think that this is for big enterprises only. Apart from the system center products most tools are free downloads or a part of the Windows server license you already own.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Thorough and well-written 4 Mar 2011
By Bob S - Published on
I think this book is a must-have for any IT Professional. The book includes comprehensive details for all the deployment tools one would need deploying Windows 7 in most environments. It's written in a way which is good for beginners through advanced users - in any case, it will be a handy "go to guide" on my bookshelf for the life of this operating system!
5.0 out of 5 stars cheap and perfect 8 Mar 2013
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I bought it for a college class(required textbook) and it is perfect. The instructor says she didn't model the class off the book but the book follows perfectly. And it is a practical addition to my library for future reference.
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