Q. Is there one document that details the basic installation of BDD 2007?

A. Yes, the previously mentioned “Quick Start Guide” document and the “Getting Started Guide” document in the documentation folder under the base BDD 2007 installation folder are the principal documents that outline basic installation considerations.

Q. To what operating systems can I install the BDD 2007.

A. BDD 2007 can be installed on Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions, and Windows Server 2003 SP1 (minimum supported server version)

Q. What are the minimum pre-requisites for BDD 2007 installation?

A. Before using BDD 2007 for the first time, the host machine for the BDD installation should have the following software installed:

· Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1. Download Windows Installer 3.1 from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=889482fc-5f56-4a38-b838-de776fd4138c&DisplayLang=en.

· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. The Windows AIK distribution media includes the .NET Framework 2.0 installation file. Alternatively, download the .NET Framework 2.0 from the following addresses:

· x86. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0856eacb-4362-4b0d-8edd-aab15c5e04f5&DisplayLang=en

· x64. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=b44a0000-acf8-4fa1-affb-40e78d788b00&DisplayLang=en

· Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 3.0. Download MMC 3.0 from the following addresses (MMC 3.0 is already native to Windows Vista):

· Windows Server 2003 x86. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d4c84f80b-908d-4b5d-8aa8-27b962566d9f%26DisplayLang%3den

· Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=3&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3db65b9b17-5c6d-427c-90aa-7f814e48373b%26DisplayLang%3den

· Windows XP Professional x86. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d61fc1c66-06f2-463c-82a2-cf20902ffae0%26DisplayLang%3den

· Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=4&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3fFamilyID%3d1391d79c-9699-487a-bbc5-f5471fae7169%26DisplayLang%3den

· Windows Script Host (WSH) 5.6. Download WSH 5.6 from the following addresses:

· Windows XP and Windows 2000 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c717d943-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en.

· Windows Sever 2003 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=887fce82-e3f5-4289-a5e3-6cbb818623aa&DisplayLang=en

Q. Is there certain software that may not be native to a Windows Client operating system that needs to be installed on Destination computers?

A. Yes, the BDD scripts and processes expect the following minimum client software beyond the base OS supported by BDD 2007:

· Windows Internet Explorer® 5.0 or later

· WSH 5.6 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c717d943-7e4b-4622-86eb-95a22b832caa&DisplayLang=en)

· Microsoft Core Extensible Markup Language (MSXML) Services 3.0 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=28494391-052b-42ff-9674-f752bdca9582&DisplayLang=en)

· Before running the Windows Deployment Wizard on destination computers that are running Microsoft Windows 2000, ensure that the file msvcp60.dll is installed. To install this file, download Vcredist.exe from http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;259403; then, extract the file on a computer running Windows XP Professional. (This program will not run in Windows 2000.) Copy the extracted contents to the %SYSTEMROOT%\System32 folder of the computer running Windows 2000.