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Q. What is the primary tool used to configure BDD for deployment?
A. BDD 2007 includes the Deployment Workbench which where all deployment configuration is performed.
Q. What steps are necessary to configure BDD 2007 for deployment of Windows Vista?
A. After installing the prerequisites mentioned earlier, the basic steps are:
· Use the Add Operating System wizard to add Windows Vista source media
· Use the New Build Wizard to configure a build with this newly added Vista source
· Use the New Deployment Point Wizard to create a new Lab build
Q. What steps are necessary to configure BDD 2007 for deployment of Windows XP SP2?
· Use the Add Operating System wizard to add Windows XP SP2 source media
· Use the New Build Wizard to configure a build with this newly added XP source
Q. Is additional software required to support the System Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment (OSD) Feature Pack Update?
A. Yes, SMS 2003 OSD uses an older version of Windows PE, so Windows PE 2004 or Windows PE 2005 must also be added to the Deployment Workbench. (Note: WinPE 2005 is not specifically supported by SMS 2003 OSD)
Q. What is the primary documentation source for configuring a Windows Vista unattended installation?
A. The Unattended Windows Setup Reference in the Windows AIK is the most complete reference for Windows Vista unattended installation.
Q. What is the primary documentation source for configuring a Windows XP SP2 unattended installation?
A. In the \Support\Tools folder on the Windows 2000/XP/2003 product CDs is a compressed folder named Deploy.cab. This file contains various tools that can be used for deploying Windows using unattended and Sysprep installs. To install these tools, insert a product CD, open My Computer, and double-click on \Support\Tools\Deploy.cab to display its contents:
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.
Q. What is the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007?
A. The Solution Accelerator for BDD contains guidance, sample templates, and technology files (such as scripts and configuration files) to facilitate deployment of Windows client operating systems such as Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista. It presents deployment guidance as feature team guides that thoroughly explain each deployment process.
Q. Where is the best source for information for Windows Vista Deployment?
Q. What is the single central Microsoft deployment resource?
Q. Where can I download BDD 2007?
Q. This download is dated 6/21/2007 – what has changed since the original release of BDD 2007 in 2006?
A. This updated release of BDD 2007 is an update rollup release and is detailed in this Knowledge Base article: http://support.microsoft.com/?id=937191
Q. Can I install this updated BDD 2007 update rollup over an earlier install of BDD 2007 w/o losing any configuration information?
A. Yes, follow the instructions in the above Knowledge Base article # 937191 and use a command line like the following to install the patch over your previous installation:
msiexec /update BDD2007_x86_Patch1.msp REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=as /quiet
Q. Is there a quick-start or other similar document for BDD 2007 to assist in first time installation?
A. The BDD 2007 download package contains a number of useful documents for initial installation & configuration, but a newly released “Quick Start for BDD 2007” document is available for download at the same location as the BDD 2007 download above, but is not included in the download.
Q. Is the source code available for BDD 2007?
A. The source code for the BDD 2007 Deployment Workbench and various utility programs (written in C# and C++) is now available on the Microsoft Download Center. See http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a67f884-d629-4962-bd0a-c51bad560354&displaylang=en for the download.
Q. What are the system requirements for BDD 2007?
A. Set the below table for details:
A local area network (LAN) with at least one server and sufficient disk space to store working files and images
Windows Server 2003 with Microsoft Active Directory directory service
Windows DS in legacy mode
SMS 2003 (functional for software distribution) with Service Pack 2 (SP2), the OSD feature pack, and the OSD Update
Windows XP Professional
2007 Office system
2007 Office system
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Required Free Software (Download)
· Microsoft User State Migration Toolkit (USMT) 3.01
· Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0
· Windows Automated Installation Kit
· Microsoft Core XML Services (MSXML) 6.0
· Microsoft Management Console 3.0
· Windows Script Host (WSH) 5.6. for Windows XP and Windows 2000 and/or for Windows Sever 2003
· Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
Windows XP SP2 Deployment Tools
· SMS 2003 Service Pack 2
· SMS 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack
A. The tools for deployment of Windows Vista are primarily contained in the Windows Automated Installation Kit (Windows AIK). Additionally, BDD 2007 takes advantage of the User State Migration Tool 3.0 (USMT), Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0, BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool, and the Windows Deployment Service on Windows Server 2003.
Q. Is there a similar document to the BDD Quick Start guide that details these additional tools?
A. Yes, the “Windows Vista Deployment Tools Overview” document available from the same BDD 2007 download location above lists these additional tools and describes their general features.
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