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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

By : Vangel Krstevski
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Mastering System Center Configuration Manager

By: Vangel Krstevski

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Mastering System Center Configuration Manager
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Operating System Deployment

Whenever you want to deploy a new operating system into your organization, whether it is small or large, it is a large process that can cause implications. You have to properly plan and execute the move to your new operating system so that it minimizes the extra work, business continuity, upset users, and data loss. Beginning with Configuration Manager 2007, a new feature was introduced called Operating System Deployment (OSD). In the newest edition of Configuration Manager, the 2012 R2 version, this functionality has improved greatly.

OSD is a whole process to deploy operating systems to new or existing machines. As there is an example of a Windows 8.1 deployment at the end of the section, from now on, I will use Windows 8.1 as a term when referring to an operating system. At the very core, OSD delivers a new instance of Windows to a Windows-compatible machine. It might sound simple but it is not. Mass delivery of a Windows operating system is nothing new, because...