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Preparing the Deployment Environment

Published: November 30, 2006

Before deploying images to target computers, ensure that that the deployment environment is properly prepared to run ZTI. Some of these steps may already be complete in the environment. In those instances, skip steps that are complete.

To prepare the deployment environment to run ZTI, complete the following steps:

  • Install the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack.

  • Install BDD 2007.

  • Create the BDD 2007 deployment point.

  • Install BDD 2007 Reporting.

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Installing the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack Installing the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack
Installing BDD 2007 Installing BDD 2007
Creating the Deployment Point Creating the Deployment Point

Installing the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack

Install the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack on either an SMS 2003 site server or on a target computer running the SMS 2003 Administrator Console. As previously mentioned, the team must install SMS 2003 SP1 on all site servers to support the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack. In addition, the team must install the SMS Administrator Console supplied with SMS 2003 SP1. To ensure that more than one target computer can administer the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack, install the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack on an SMS 2003 site server (recommended).

To install the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack

  1. Extract the setup files that come with the product.

  2. Install the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack on an SMS site server and Administrator Console.

    Note   Back up the SMS site before upgrading SMS or adding a feature pack.

Note   For more information about installing the SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack, see Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack Users Guide in the “Education and References” section of this guide.

Installing BDD 2007

In most instances, BDD 2007 should already be installed on the deployment server. In instances where this task is not complete, and for more information on how to install BDD 2007 on the Deployment Server, see “Installing BDD 2007” in the Getting Started Guide.

Creating the Deployment Point

After BDD 2007 is installed, create the deployment point by using the Deployment Point Wizard in Deployment Workbench. The Deployment Point Wizard allows management of the following types of deployment points:

  • Lab or single-server deployment (LAB). By default, Deployment Workbench creates a distribution point (shared as Distribution$). Select this option to use the Distribution$ share as the deployment point.

  • Separate deployment share (Network). This option allows creation of a new network share that the team can use as a new distribution point. Create the network on the same computer on which Deployment Workbench is running or on another computer.

  • Removable media (Media). This option allows creation of a shared folder that the team can use to create images for deployment on removable media. This includes deploying from DVDs, external hard disks, or USB storage devices.

  • SMS 2003 OSD (OSD). This option allows creation of a shared folder that the team can use to create SMS OSD Feature Pack–managed images. This option should only be used for ZTI-based deployments.

Depending on the type of BDD 2007 deployment point the team creates, the Deployment Point Wizard displays different wizard pages. Figure 1 illustrates the wizard pages that are displayed depending on the deployment type selected.

Figure 1. Deployment Point Wizard pages and when they are displayed

Figure 1. Deployment Point Wizard pages and when they are displayed

Note   For ZTI, always select SMS 2003 OSD, so only those steps are shown. For the process to create the other types of deployment points, see “Create the Deployment Point” in the Lite Touch Installation Guide.

To create the deployment point

  1. Start Deployment Workbench.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Deploy, and then click New.

    The Windows Deployment Wizard starts.

  3. On the Builds can be deployed in several ways. Choose which you would like to configure or create page, select SMS 2003 OSD, and then click Next.

  4. On the Specify a descriptive name page, in the Deployment point name box, type deployment_point_name (where deployment_point_name is the descriptive name selected), and then click Next.

  5. Complete the Specify the location of the network share to hold the files and folders necessary for this deployment type page based on the information in Table 3, and then click Next.

    Table 3. Configuration Options for the Specify the location of the network share to hold the files and folders necessary for this deployment type Wizard Page

    In this box

    Type

    Server name

    computer_name (where computer_name is the name of the computer that will host the shared folder)

    Share name

    share_name (where share_name is the name of the share to be created on the computer that will host the shared folder)

    Path for share

    path_name (where path_name is the fully qualified path folder to share on the computer that will host the shared folder)

  6. On the Specify where to obtain SMS 2003 OSD files page, in the SMS 2003 OSD path box, type path (or browse to the file by clicking Browse) and then click Finish (where path is the path to the SMS 2003 OSD installation directory).

  7. Review the information displayed in the More configuration required dialog box and then click OK.

The Deployment Point Wizard finishes, and the new deployment point name appears in the details pane. The ZTI$ shared folder is created as the deployment point for SMS 2003 OSD Feature Pack deployment point types.

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