RTW = Released to the Web-i-tubes

clip_image001Remember back in late September when I blogged about this cool toolset that, starting with a physically installed Windows XP machine, you would end up with a fresh install of Windows 7 AND that original Windows XP machine running as a virtual machine in XP-Mode?

“Yeah.. that sounds really cool!  Is it released?”

Yes indeed!  I got an e-mail early this morning from Jeremy Chapman that the P2V Migration for Software Assurance has been released.

Here is some of the important text from his e-mail:

“P2V Migration for Software Assurance uses the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Sysinternals Disk2VHD to convert a user’s existing Windows XP or newer client environment to a virtual hard disk, then automates the delivery of an updated and personalized Windows 7 operating system containing a virtual machine with the user’s previous Windows environment, applications and Web browser. The user’s previous virtual desktop retains its existing management components, domain membership and policies. The process also publishes applications and the browser for the user to access them seamlessly within Windows 7’s start menu.”

“P2V Migration supports both native Lite Touch Installation using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit or Zero Touch Installation using System Center Configuration Manager 2007 with included scripts and task sequence templates.”

Here is a detailed article by Jeremy posted on the Windows Team Blog

And if you want to download it, HERE IT IS.