Windows Deployment Options

These topics describe additional Windows deployment options and customization scenarios.

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UEFI Firmware

Describes considerations for deploying to computers that are based on the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI).

Hard Drives and Partitions

Describes methods to deploy different drive configurations, including hard drives, solid-state drives (SSDs), and virtual hard drives (VHDs).

Deploy Windows on a VHD (Native Boot)

Create and deploy Windows using virtual hard disks (VHDs).

Configure Network Settings in an Unattended Installation

Common networking scenarios and how to implement them in unattended installations.

Siloed provisioning packages (SPPs)

Capture individual Windows desktop applications and apply them to your images.

Device Drivers and Deployment Overview

Add and configure device drivers.

Language Packs

Add language packs and language interface packs (LIPs).

Configure Oobe.xml

Describes Oobe.xml, which is a content file that is used to collect text and images for customizing Out-Of-Box Experience (OOBE).

Work with Product Keys and Activation

Enter a product key and how to activate Windows.

Battery Life

Manage battery life on different hardware and software platforms.

Understanding Servicing Strategies

Servicing strategies, including customization during installation, offline servicing, and online servicing (audit mode).

Audit Mode Overview

Describes audit mode, which enables you to customize a Windows installation without configuring the user interface pages of OOBE.

Enable and Disable the Built-in Administrator Account

Enable and disable the built-in Administrator account, which helps you run programs and apps as an administrator.

Windows Server Deployment Options

Considerations when deploying Windows Server editions.

Configure a Trusted Image Identifier for Windows Defender

You can speed up the initial performance of your computer for the end user by adding a trusted image identifier to Windows Defender. Windows Defender is a Microsoft application that can help to prevent, remove, and quarantine malware and spyware.

High DPI Support for IT Professionals

Windows includes features that improve the user experience with premium high density display panels such as 1920x1080 displays that have about 200 DPI and 150% scaling, and 2560x1440 and 3200x1800 displays that have 225-275DPI and 200% scaling.

PAE/NX/SSE2 Support Requirement Guide for Windows 8

Describes the PAE/NX/SSE2 processor requirements.

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Deployment Considerations

Describes how IT Professionals can deploy .NET Framework 3.5 .

Windows Deployment Tools Technical Reference