Richard Smith

Consultant - Microsoft Services - United Kingdom

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  • Blog Post: New Deployment Forum Site...

    Deployment Forum is a new community Web site devoted to IT professionals deploying Windows. Myself and fellow MCS blogger Ben Hunter, as well as MCS architect Steve Campbell have taken up residency in the MVP section with a selection of the industry's best deployment specialists and we will all be adding...
  • Blog Post: Deployment 4 - Using Your BDD 2007 Task Sequences as Templates

    So - Deployment 4 Beta 3 - very cool indeed...but I bet your thinking "how can I use the task sequences that I built in BDD 2007 as templates in Deployment 4 Beta 3?" - well that's a good question. Deployment 4 Beta 3 stores it's task sequence templates in the Program Files\Deployment 4\Templates folder...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Deployment Planning - Part 1

    As promises - I will start to deep dive into the areas that I consider when working with clients on Windows Vista deployment projects...in Windows Vista Client Build and Deployment Process , I presented the diagram used when scoping deployment projects, so in this post I'll start discussing the process...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Product Evals on Virtual Hard Disk

    I am often asked why deployment is such a great place to work as a consultant and I usually answer by saying that deployment (both client and server) touches all aspects of the infrastructure and therefore you need a knowledge across many products. All though I think this is a great thing - it also means...
  • Blog Post: Moving from RIS to Windows Deployment Services (WDS)

    I wanted to point you in the direction of a document that helps with moving from Remote Installation Services (RIS) to Windows Deployment Services (WDS) on Windows Server 2003. Many of the clients that I consult for are big RIS users, so this whitepaper has been especially useful in recent months as...
  • Blog Post: Disabling the Network Location Prompt

    Over the past few months, many of the clients I have been working with have started deploying Windows Vista into their environment. One thing that commonly crops up is that the Windows Vista Network Location prompt fires up on all newly built machines asking for the network type that the machine is connected...
  • Blog Post: Deployment 4 Beta 3 Released

    The BDD team have announced that Deployment 4 (the code name for the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007) has been released as BETA 3 and unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Previously...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Deployment Planning - Part 2

    Back in July, I started a series of articles on Windows Vista Deployment Planning, and in Windows Vista Deployment Planning - Part 1 I shared with you details of Infrastructure Prerequisites that need to be considered when deploying Windows Vista in an enterprise environment. In Windows Vista Client...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Deployment Planning - Part 3

    In Windows Vista Client Build and Deployment Process , I presented the diagram that I use when scoping deployment projects, so in this post I'll continue discussing the process in more detail - previous posts have covered Infrastructure Prerequisites and Client requirements . In part 3 of this series...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Client Build and Deployment Process

    I often get asked about the process I go through when working with clients on deployment projects - I find that building a corporate client image that meets the needs and requirements of a large organisation follows a distinct process. All aspects of the client and deployment design including hardware...