Phase 4: Image Deployment

This section provides instructions on how to build and to deploy Windows Vista onto new computers. In Phase 3, you created an answer file that contains customized settings that are applied during Setup. Depending on your choice of deployment methods, you:

  • Install Windows Vista by using a product DVD with an answer file (DVD-boot method).
  • Install Windows Vista from a configuration set.
  • Copy an image of a master installation from a distribution share (image-based installation method).

The walkthrough section provides specific instructions for each method listed above. For more information about the different deployment methods, see Preinstallation Methods.

In This Section

Building and Deploying an Image

Using Windows PE and ImageX for Deployment

Best Practices for Image Deployment

Deployment Walkthroughs

Deployment How-To Topics

See Also


Phase 3: Preinstallation Customization
Phase 5: Image Maintenance