Deploying Windows Vista Nearly everything you need in about an hour Nam Ng Geek Evangelist Microsoft Big Ticket Items Planning a deployment The role of BDD New technologies to learn Tools of the trade Windows Deployment Services Advanced Installation Kit System Image Manager (SIM) ImageX Windows PE USMT 5 things I like about Windows We Don’t Care About… Business case for upgrading Your hardware Application compatibility Marketing So You Want to Deploy Windows Vista Major rework of how the OS is packaged and installed New sets of tools to learn and use New (well kinda) technologies BDD is everything But there are pitfalls…lots Easier Deployments! Easier Planning & Compatibility Testing Easier to Build & Engineer Desktop Images Easier to Deploy & Migrate Desktops App & file Language and Non-destructive compatibility easier hardware neutrality imaging enables into plan for and for reduced image place upgrades and remediate than count and faster, simpler user Microsoft Windows management costs state migration XP & Microsoft Office More reliable Consistent upgrade 2003 deployment and more and migration App compatibility flexible image process ensures built-in to Windows customization predictability and Vista & Microsoft easy rollbacks Deployment tools Office 2007 provide end-to-end Broad, well trained Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator End-to-end guidance guidance across all partner ecosystem and tools for efficient phases of deployment further reduces cost app compatibility and risk planning & testing Combined learning from 5 million desktops deployed Business Desktop Deployment First and foremost – a methodology Automation and management suite Automates build, deploy, update Guidance and tools “lite” and “zero” touch versions Integration with SMS OSD Hides the complexity of the tools Automates the things I will show you BDD and Windows Vista A Few Screen Shots Geek Notes What’s new and improved Going Out on a WIM File-based Image Format Introduced with SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack *Store Multiple Images within one actual file File based imaging Enables compression and single instancing (a technique which allows you to store two or more copies of a file for the space cost of one copy) Service an image offline Install a disk image on partitions of any size Provides API for WIM image for developers Non-destructive deployment Why Do I Care? Vista ships on a WIM (Install.WIM) Windows PE ships on a WIM inside the WAIK What Else Has Changed? Going away: Unattend.txt, Sysprep.inf, Winbom.ini, Cmdlines.txt WINNT.exe, WINNT32.exe, and source-based installs SYSOCMGR Improving: Windows PE RIS (becoming Windows Deployment Services) Application Compatibility Toolkit User State Migration Tool SMS 2003 OS Deployment Feature Pack Image-Based Setup (IBS) All Windows Vista release will ship as a Sysprep’d image (install.WIM) Setup applies (install.WIM) Images, using Unattend answer files (Unattend.XML) for custom installation Windows Vista Setup supports upgrading FAT/FAT32 to NTFS, with the default format type NTFS Two ways to “Install” Windows Vista: Apply install.WIM and use Unattend.XML to customize setup.EXE Install Vista, configure, capture, and deploy using Vista Imaging tools (ImageX) Tools of the Trade Digging into the tools you find in BDD Windows Deployment Services Replacement for Windows 200x Remote Installation Services Provides Network boot (PXE) functionality Utilizes Windows PE 2.0 to provide a rich user experience Native support for deploying and capturing WIM images Supports existing RIS file based setups (legacy images) WDS Management Tools Set of tools that you use to manage the server, operating system images, and client computer accounts WDS Console MMC Snap-In WDSUtil.exe WDS Management Utility command-line tool Boot Vs. Install Images Boot images are WIM files which contain a valid boot sector Created with ImageX /boot Boot.wim from installation media Install images are WIM files that contain operating systems Created with WDSUTIL, ImageX or Install.wim from installation media Windows Deployment Services BDD Deployment Tools Included in BDD download Windows PE (prebuilt and prepped on all architectures) System Image Manager System Catalogs Windows PE Build Tools WDS for Windows Server 2003 ImageX and WIM tools Requires .NET and a few other things On DVD Available on Connect.microsoft.com today Automated Installation Kit System Image Manager Replacement for Setup Manager Interacts live with a “catalog” of an installation Generates unattend.XML Built in validation of unattend.xml Can be confusing at first Unattend.XML <unattend xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3"> <settings> <component name="setup"> <UserData> <AcceptEula>yes</AcceptEula> <FullName>Windows User</FullName> <ComputerName>winvista-beta1</ComputerName> <ProductKey>ABCDE-FGHIJ-KLMNO-PQRST-UVWXY</ProductKey> </UserData> <AutoLogon> <Logon UserName="username" Password="password" Count="3" /> </AutoLogon> <ImageInstall> <Image> <InstallTo DiskID="0" PartitionID="1" /> </Image> </ImageInstall> </component> </settings> </unattend> System Image Manager Tools of the Trade: ImageX Command line tool for WIM management Learn to use this Mount Windows PE to a directory to modify Mount a Windows Vista WIM to insert an unattend file Mount a Windows Vista WIM to insert a script and hotfix Split a WIM into distribution chunks (CD size) Capture/Apply a disk Contains an API Used by BDD ImageX Windows PE Bootable, special purpose Windows environment Not DOS Runs when Windows Vista is installed Use for these Windows Vista tasks Installation Troubleshooting Recovery Windows PE 2.0 Now available to everyone for deploying Windows Vista! Key part of the Windows Vista deployment and recovery process Can be serviced offline just like Windows Vista Inject drivers, add or remove optional components, etc. Boot from RAM with compressed WIM image Creates a writeable 32MB ramdisk Windows PE 2.0 Things you can do Can format partitions with NTFS Network access using Windows Vista drivers Can use VBScript for complex tasks Extensible with XML Run Win32 applications Tools for Working With Windows PE BDD ImageX Windows PE tools DiskPart Drvload Oscdimg PEImg BCDEdit Edits the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) Use to add Windows PE to the boot menu Windows PE User State Migration Tool User State Migration Tool 3.0 Support for Windows Vista and Office 2007 Integrates with Configuration Manifest Infrastructure (CMI) for migrating OS settings to Windows Vista New XML-based configuration files Encryption capability Minor command line changes One part of a larger migration engine Is the workflow, not the logic USMT 3.0 Requirements Sufficient disk space for saved state data Source computer Windows 2000 Professional Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 Windows Vista, Windows Vista Itanium, Windows Vista x64 Destination computer Windows XP versions Windows Vista versions Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later ScanState and LoadState ScanState Collects files and settings from source computer Controlled by XML files Creates USMT3.MIG file LoadState Controlled by XML files Reads USMT3.MIG file Restores saved state onto destination computer A Simple Deployment… Install and configure a reference computer Create a Windows PE image to apply the reference computer Script Windows PE to save state to the local disk, then erase all but the state Script Windows PE to apply the reference WIM Use a startup script to restore state from local disk P.S. That’s what BDD lite touch does….. 5 Things I Like About Windows Vista 1. User Account Control (UAC) 2. Multiple clocks 3. Per application volume control 4. Search 5. DVD Maker www.microsoft.com.hk/teched © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION.