In a production environment please consult Technet for best practise, see below links:
Operating System Deployment:
Determine Your Operating System Deployment Method
Operating System Deployment in Configuration Manager
Overview of Operating System Deployment
System Center Configuration Manager 2007
Configuring Configuration Manager Sites for Best Performance
Checklist for Security Best Practices
Best Practices for Central and Primary Site Hardware and Software Configuration
Best Practices for Operating System Deployment
Step by Step 4 part guide to Deploying Windows 7 Enterprise.
Deploy Windows 7 part 1.
Build and Capture
Part 1 is the longest part of the 4 part guide and covers the steps required to successfully Build and Capture Windows 7 RTM. It was tested successfully on both X86 and X64 Enterprise RTM releases.
Step 1. get the ISO
Step 2. Add Operating System Install Package
Step 3. Create Distribution Point for the Image
Step 4. Update Distribution Point
Step 5. Create the Build and Capture Task Sequence
Step 6. Advertise the Build and Capture Task Sequence
Step 7. Add a system to the Build and Capture 7 collection
Step 8. PXE boot the newly added Windows 7 client
Deploy Windows 7 part 2.
Add the captured WIM file
Step 1. Add the Captured Wim file as an Operating System Image
Step 2. Distribute the Captured WIM file
Deploy Windows 7 part 3.
Create a new Task Sequence
Step 1. Create a new Task Sequence
Deploy Windows 7 part 4.
Advertise the Task Sequence
Step 1. Advertise the Task Sequence
Step 2. Last Actions
Edited by hybrid, 16 August 2011 - 04:19 AM.
re-saving to fix broken links etc. after upgrade