Deploy and manage Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003 Editions with expertise from well-known Windows authority Jerry Honeycutt. This official RESOURCE KIT packs the in-depth information you need to determine the best deployment path for your organization; prepare and test for deployment; automate, customize, and distribute installations; and manage and support your deployment. You also get timesaving scripts, worksheets, and a searchable eBook on CD—everything you need to help maximize the performance and reliability of your business desktops and help reduce ownership and support costs.
Get in-depth guidance on how to:
Apply best practices for deployment planning
Identify and resolve migration and application compatibility issues
Configure user settings, build distribution points, and “chain” installations
Plan for and migrate users’ existing data and settings
Create disk images and deploy them using third-party tools
Use Remote Installation Services (RIS) to support clean installations
Help automate deployment with Systems Management Server (SMS)
Deploy critical security and feature updates with Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS)
Provide multilingual compatibility and enable support for mobile users
Automate desktop deployment and management tasks with batch scripts
Scripts, worksheets, white papers, and an eBook.
Get scripts to:
Copy device drivers
Plus worksheets for:
Application compatibility and testing
Distribution methods and shares
RIS planning, deployment, testing
Windows XP Group Policy
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Jerry Honeycutt, MVP for Windows, is a popular author with more than 25 books to his credit, including Microsoft Windows Desktop Deployment Resource Kit. In addition, he is a columnist for Windows XP Expert Zone and Microsoft TechNet.