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Question regarding Windows Deployment Services and Windows 7


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#1 3ric

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:40 AM

Is it possible to create an Windows 7 image with non-Microsoft software, and push it out to machines via Windows Deployment Services? I was looking to set this up, but I wasn't sure if it only worked with Microsoft software.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 12:09 PM

FWIW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Deployment_Services

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

FWIW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Deployment_Services

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This page does not mention if it allows installation of non-Microsoft software in the image.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:05 PM

Yes, it is possible. WDS doesn't look at the contents of the image. One thing I would suggest is to use the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT is free)in conjunction with WDS. With MDT, you can install software after Windows is deployed to the machine as part of the installation process. This allows you to keep your images smaller, and only install the software needed for each department or user. This is also handy when a new version of some software is released... rather than rebuild the image, you simply replace the application in MDT.

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