Windows Vista Deployment - Part 1

Being involved with deployment projects recently I have found that deploying Vista in the enterprise is not a hard task. The biggest question that I'm often asked is: "Where do I start?" There are countless resources in web sites ready for you to consume, however it is quite difficult if you don't organize and plan […]

Being involved with deployment projects recently I have found that deploying Vista in the enterprise is not a hard task. The biggest question that I'm often asked is: "Where do I start?"

There are countless resources in web sites ready for you to consume, however it is quite difficult if you don't organize and plan for a deployment project. The task can become quite daunting since now the problem is not the lack of information but the surplus of it. I don't pretend for this guide to be a deployment cookbook, but rather a good source of information compiled in a way that is easy to understand and read.

p>My first piece of advice is to Reduce the Unknowns, by this I mean tackle the uncertainty surrounding deployment projects.

The first step on your plan is to really understand and accept that you may not know what you don't know. There are 5 areas that need to be looked at in order to achieve this:

  • Application Compatibility
  • Hardware Suitability
  • Supporting Infrastructure
  • Business Requirements
  • End User Experience

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