What's New in Operating System Deployment for Configuration Manager
Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2
Operating System Deployment (OSD) provides the Configuration Manager 2007 administrator with a tool for creating images that can be deployed to computers managed by Configuration Manager 2007, and to unmanaged computers using bootable media such as CD or DVD. The image, a Windows Image (WIM) format file, contains the desired version of a Microsoft Windows operating system and can also include any line-of-business applications that need to be installed on the computer. Operating System Deployment provides the following functionality:
User state migration using the User State Migration Tool
Disconnected and Remote Deployment
You can deploy Windows via CD set or DVD with or without network connectivity. Windows PE, boot image, and applications can all be stored on removable media.
Advanced Task Sequencing
OSD offers a new task sequence editor with many built-in features that provide flexible operating system deployment options both with operating system deployments and for use with performing other related tasks.
For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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