Walkthrough: Deploy an Image by using Windows DS
This topic provides general information for deploying Windows Vista using Windows Deployment Services (Windows DS). To speed production, OEM and corporations can start destination computers with the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE) by using Windows DS Update for Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008.
Windows DS Update is a server update for the Windows Server 2003 operating systems that replaces Remote Installation Services (RIS). By starting Windows PE remotely, the destination computers do not have to be started manually.
Deploying using Windows Server 2003
For step-by-step instructions on setting up a Windows DS server for Windows Server 2003, see Windows Deployment Services Update Step-by-Step Guide.
Deploying using Windows Server 2008
For step-by-step instructions on setting up a Windows DS server for Windows Server 2008, see Windows Deployment Services Role Step-by-Step Guide.