Windows Preinstallation Phases

This section describes how to create, deploy, and maintain a Windows installation. This section is divided into five phases: planning, preparation, customization, deployment, and maintenance. The phases are organized based on a typical deployment lifecycle. It is highly recommended that you review each of the phases to understand the tools and processes.

Each phase contains a collection of topics including conceptual, how-to, and walkthrough topics. Conceptual topics focus on what you need to know during that phase of deployment. How-to topics provide specific instructions on common tasks. Walkthrough topics are step-by-step instructions on building specific solutions.

In This Section

Phase 1: Preinstallation Planning

Phase 2: Preinstallation Preparation

Phase 3: Preinstallation Customization

Phase 4: Image Deployment

Phase 5: Image Maintenance