As promised in my presentation, here are the links to go with my presentation today at TechDays
Windows 7 doesn’t install using MDT yet. I tried yesterday to install to my computer and it failed out with an unattend.xml error. I am not surprised but a little disappointed. The image imports okay, calls itself Windows Vista though in MDT (MDT not programmed to recognize the new version) comes up with the proper version number and all the editions on the CD like Windows Vista did. it starts up on the right track, but fails later on applying the image.
My next attempt is going to be installing Windows 7 from WDS, (Windows Deployment Services) which I am guessing will work fine and I won’t apply an unattend file but manually answer all the questions. I’ll see what happens and post the results back here.
Here is a webpage devoted to deploying Microsoft Windows Vista.
It contains a Step by Step guide to the deployment tools and the webpage talks about the new tools and technologies. It doesn’t cover off using Windows Deployment Services however. Information on WDS can be found here. Also to note that through the Vista certification webcast on Wednesday, I learned Microsoft is planning on releasing a Vista Deployment certification exam (70-624).
Myself, I am using Virtual Server R2 SP1 Beta 2 to get some experience using the deployment tools. I haven’t installed Longhorn yet to play with WDS, but I do have a copy I received at EnergizeIT to try out.