Phase 1: Planning Your Deployment

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2


This content applies to Windows 7. For Windows 8 content, see Windows Deployment with the Windows ADK.

This section provides background information about Windows® deployment. Use the topics in this section to help you decide which deployment methods best support your manufacturing and business goals.

This section introduces a series of concepts including terminology, core technologies, and deployment methods.

In This Section

Introduction to Deployment Tools

Describes preinstallation concepts that you must understand before building any installation, including Windows deployment platform, core technologies, and deployment terminology.

Preinstallation Process Overview

Describes common steps used in deploying a Windows® operating system.

Preinstallation Methods

Describes the three supported methods of installing Windows: from an image, from a configuration set, and from a DVD.

Preinstallation Concepts

Includes topics that describe concepts about using the tools and technologies used throughout this guide.

See Also


Windows Preinstallation Phases
Phase 2: Building Your Deployment Environment