Deployment is the process of loading operating systems, drivers, files and programs to systems for end users.

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TaskbarLinks in Unattend.xml Windows 7 deployment

Currently making some changes to my unattend file in order to meet user requirements. One of the requirements has been to add 3 office application shortcuts to the task bar by default. I am aware ...
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Installing software after .wim image

I have been looking all day into how to install software to a .wim image. I have a .wim image of a laptop that will be deplyed to 20 more. The image is pretty much good to go except I need to add a ...
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Going from imagex/AIK to WDS

I was looking into learning Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. I have been using AIK to create answer files and sysprep to clean the referece computer and imagex to capture and apply images. I have some ...
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AutoLogin in Answer File

I am trying to get passed the creation of the account with an answer file when loading an image on another machine. I have: <component name="Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup" ...
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Modifying/Testing Image/AnswerFile

I made an answer file, used it with the sysprep command and then booted into WINPE and made an image of the computer. I loaded the image on another computer and the answer file didn't quite work 100%. ...
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Image -> Answer File -> Sysprep -> Image?

Here is my confusion. All the tutorials I have read on sysprep, imagex, and answer files lead me to believe that you need an image to create and answer file, then you use that answer file with sysprep ...
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How do I perform Windows image deployment from a configured laptop?

I have been using Acronis for years, however my new job wants me to use imageX, WindowsPE, WDS, etc. I have done alot of reading about this but it is just plain confusing. What I have is an HP ...
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Disable Windows 7 auto-login after deployment

I'm deploying a Windows 7 upgrade using the distribution toolkit. After the install, the PC keeps attempting to auto-login as the administrator. Is there any way to disable auto-login after the ...
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Is sysprep no longer useful for full removal of items including their install parts?

Can I or should I re-learn and apply sysprep methods to shrink the actual Disk size of a Windows 7 64 bit Professional installation? Not just to turn things on or off or set policies or setup the ...
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Deploying Bitlocker via Unattended OS Installation?

Is there a way to enable Bitlocker during Windows setup?
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Activate Excel Add-Ins as part of Deployment?

I am using the office customization tool to create an unattended installation file for Microsoft Office 2010 pro plus. I have everything setup as I like, except that I need the excel add-ins activated ...
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Enable Bitlocker and Save Key to Network Share with Unattend?

Is there a way to enable bitlocker and save off key during setup via the unattend file? How else would you deploy bitlocker?
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Phantom hard drive after deploying latest Windows 7 image from WDS

Receiving a new batch of PCs prompted us to recapture our WDS image for our on-site Windows 7 machines. Rolled into the new image (i.e. the only changes that have been made since the previous version ...
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Adding and removing machine from domain, whats happening?

I am curious if anybody could breakdown the story of what happens if you were to deploy an image to a machine by some method, add it to domain, and then format the drive and deploy an image again, and ...
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Is there anyway to xcopy just changed or new files?

I am trying to deploy a website from my desktop to my webserver and so right now I am doing this: xcopy C:\source X:\destination /s My desktop is a Windows XP machine and I need to copy to a ...
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Deploying Windows Service through group policy fails with Event ID 102

I'm trying to deploy a custom Windows Service (written in C#; installed through a VS setup project) using a group policy. To help debug this, I also have two additional MSIs in the same policy. All ...
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Error Deploying Google Chrome

I am trying to deploy Google Chrome. I have the GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi I this is the command I used msiexec /i /qn /norestart GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi /l*v chrome.log I ...
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What popular applications that use ClickOnce as a depoyment solution? [closed]

What are some examples of popular or mainstream applications that use ClickOnce as their deployment solution? (Go ahead and use your own definition of popular.) MetroTwit, a fairly popular Twitter ...
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Using the IdentityFile directive in ssh_config when AgentForwarding is in use

Is it possible to specify forwarded keys using the IdentityFile directive in .ssh/config? I ran into this quirk when trying to deploy some code via Capistrano/GIT on our production server. Both my ...
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How do I automate creation of an ODBC connection in the system DSN?

I need to create an ODBC connection in System DSN on a bunch of windows machines. What can I do to make this process simpler than manually typing the details into the Create New Datasource Wizard on ...
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Sysprep - XPsp3 - Product Key

Got to deploy 25 PC, all HP, same model and make. They came with windows 7(Sticker on box) and XP SP3 downgrade. So I downgraded to XP SP3, sysprep, imaged and loaded image with imageX. All seems ...
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Image multiple Windows 7 computers from OEM install?

Here's the situation: We've ordered a few new identical laptops at work. All came with the Windows 7 Professional OEM install. Is it possible to do an initial install of our specific local apps ( ...
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Is there a good alternative to sysprep?

I need to save an image of a machine and redeploy it later, but the hardware will be different on each computer (so I can't use clonezilla without driver problems). I've done some research and it ...
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Creating an image from a VMware installation of Windows for deploying to real physical machines

I need to re-deploy about ten Windows XP machines in a short period of time. The machines already exist and are lying around, I have been asked to reformat, reinstall and reconfigure them. I was ...
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Deploy Windows (2008 R2) onto a Linux server… with no physical access to the machine

Okay folks, this little challenge has got me scratching my head, especially as I am not a Linux user. I need to deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 onto a server that is currently running Linux. ...
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Deployment of Mac OS X to iMacs (Dual Booting to windows 7!)

What is the best solution for DEPLOYMENT of a dual boot OS (Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.6) to group of 30 iMacs?
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Is it possible to use XP visual styles (*.msstyles) or Windows Blinds in a thinapp portable application?

It's been a while since I made a portable (Office 2007) Thinapp application, and since then I've uninstalled VMWare from my machine to free up space, so I'd like to know if someone already knows the ...
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How to clone and deploy multiple machines?

See what I wanna do is basically make bootable clones or disc images or whatever(let's call it "stuff" for now ) and store many of them in a single big HDD. Then, I wanna use that big HDD and the ...
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How to deploy my own computer as a web server?

How can I have a large bandwidth,and how can I have a static IP address?
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Windows 7 - Setting up the default taskbar items

I've been working on building windows 7 deployments and I've run into an interesting issue. I want to customize the pinned taskbar items after I finish the deployment. We have a number of different ...
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What tool can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images?

I need a free imaging solution for Windows 7. I want to deploy Windows 7 images today. What tools can I use to create and deploy Windows 7 images? What pitfalls should I watch out for, and how can I ...