Solution Accelerator sollen den Einsatz und die Bereitstellung von Technologien vereinfachen und beschleunigen, davon gibt es einige! Und so gab es den "Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment 2007", kurz BDD 2007, der nun, in seiner vierten Generation umbenannt wird: MD.

MD steht für Microsoft Deployment und ist damit nicht nur kürzer, sondern auch treffender: alles was irgendwie mit der Bereitstellung von Microsoft Client oder Server Betriebssystemen zu hat, findet sich in einer Konsole, zusammen mit der Dokumentation.

Hie ein paar Auszüge der untestützten Tools:

  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Operating System Deployment
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit
  • Windows Deployment Services with new multicast technology
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
  • User State Migration Tool 3.0.1
  • 2007 Office system
  • Windows Server 2008 Server Manager for automated server role definition

Der Realease Candidate für MD ist über das offene Beta Programm bei Connect erhältlich, wo man auch gleich FAQs, Tipps und Tricks, eine 10-Schritt Quick Start Anleitung, Customer Ready Informationsmaterial und vieles mehr findet.

Connect, bzw. wenn man noch nicht registriert ist: hier ist der Einladungs-Link.

New Features in Microsoft Deployment

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 support, with the following features:

  • Full support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 deployments with Microsoft Deployment and Configuration Manager 2007.
  • Complete integration into the Configuration Manager 2007 admin console and task sequencing capabilities.
    • Quick start Configuration Manager 2007 operating system deployments using one wizard to create needed task sequences and packages.
    • Extension of the Configuration Manager 2007 task sequencing capabilities with new actions.
  • Feature parity with BDD 2007 and SMS 2003, including dynamic package installation, automatic determination of state store location, computer backup, and database settings.
  • Installation support for computers unknown to the Configuration Manager 2007 database
  • Added support for offline patching
  • Support for offline and online language pack installation
  • Deployment monitoring:
    • Updated Management Pack for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Lite Touch Installation (LTI) support for Windows Server 2008:

  • Support for deploying Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 and potentially RC1 (to be verified after RC1 release), including support for Server Core installation options.
  • Automated server role definition using Server Manager

Lite Touch Installation (LTI) enhancements:

  • 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. New sample templates include:
    • Client template: Windows Vista, Windows XP
    • Server template: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008
    • Replace scenario template
  • Ability to invoke web service calls
    • Support for web service calls from rules
    • Web services can be invoked as part of the rules processing performed by Microsoft Deployment, using new rules that can be defined in CustomSettings.ini.
  • Support for BDD 2007 upgrade or side-by-side installation with Microsoft Deployment.

Lite Touch Installation (LTI) multicast support:

  • Deployment Workbench supports multicast transmission of operating system images when performing LTI deployments from Windows Server 2008 servers that are running Windows Deployment Services."

Quelle: Windows Deployment Stuff : BDD is no more... long live MD!

Beitrag von Georg Binder