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If you have installed and setup BDD 2007 you can try out the functionality contained within BDD 2007 to support Lite Touch scenarios.

 

Their are four high level steps to describe the Lite Touch process.

 

1. Deploy the LTI (lite touch installation) infrastructure:-

 

Several server roles are required to support the lite touch deployment process. These server roles may include the following:-

 

* Build server - The source for customer deployment images, including out-of-box drivers, service packs and language packs.

 

* Data Server - Used to store machine backups and User State Migration data (USMT)

 

* Application installation server - Used to store the source files for core and supplemental application installations.

 

* Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS) server - The WDS server stores both boot and installation images for deployment and provides support for bare metal installations. This role is optional, if you prefer to use Windows Preinstallation Environment you wil not need WDS servers.

 

2. Configure the LTI servers - Each server role requires the following specific configuration tasks to be completed:

 

* Build server - when planning the requirments for the deployment server, consider the amount of space required for the images used for the deployment.

 

* Data server - installing the data server is a simple process of creating a network folder share and folder structures.

 

* Application installation server - Creating the application installation server role involves the creation of another series of folders and network shares.

 

* WDS server - This service was previously called the Remote Installation Service (RIS). WDS runs on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. In windows server 2003 service pack 1, it is delivered as an update through either the WAIK or Windows Server 2003 R2 (or via service pack 2 upgrade for Windows 2003 Server). It is available as a native server role in the latest version of Windows Server 2003.

 

3. Create the Windows PE and Windows Vista images - after the LTI infrastructure is in place, you can then use the deployment workbench to manage the images to be deployed.

 

4. Deploy the operating system images to the client computers - deploying the operating system to a client computer is a matter of having a user with administrative rights run the deployment wizard.

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