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Determine Your Operating System Deployment Method

Updated: October 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

There are different methods you can use to deploy an operating system image by using Configuration Manager 2007. The following tables describe some of the prerequisites and installation considerations depending on the method of operating system deployment you implement for your Configuration Manager 2007 site.

PXE-Initiated Operating System Deployments

 

Dependencies Advantages Disadvantages Reference
  • PXE service point site role.

  • Windows Deployment Services installation.

  • Firewall port configuration.

  • This method works well when no user is present at the destination computer or in datacenter environments.

  • Optional PXE advertisements require user intervention.

  • DHCP considerations when co-located with PXE service point site role.

Planning for PXE Initiated Operating System Deployments

Bootable Media-Initiated Operating System Deployments

 

Dependencies Advantages Disadvantages Reference
  • Appropriate image architecture must be available on an accessible distribution point.

  • Works well for bare metal operating system deployment scenarios.

  • Media can be password-protected for security purposes.

  • You must use bootable media in the same Configuration Manager 2007 site where the media was created.

How to Deploy an Operating System Image Using Media

Stand-alone Media-Initiated Operating System Deployments

 

Dependencies Advantages Disadvantages Reference
  • Media set of USB flash drive, CD, or DVD which will contain the necessary installation files.

  • Use this method for computers that are connected to the Configuration Manager 2007 site by using a low bandwidth connection.

  • No connection to the Configuration Manager 2007 site is required.

  • Media should be password-protected for security purposes.

  • All necessary installation files must be contained on the media.

  • All required device drivers must be contained on the media.

  • No method to set an expiration date on the media.

How to Deploy an Operating System Image Using Media

Side-by-Side Operating System Deployments

 

Dependencies Advantages Disadvantages Reference
  • State migration point site role.

  • You must create a computer association between the source and destination computer.

  • Using the state migration point site role, the user state can be saved and restored to the new computer.

  • State migration point must have sufficient hard disk space available to store user state.

How to Perform a Side-by-Side Operating System Deployment

How to Create a Computer Association for a Side-by-Side Migration

How to Manage the User State

Configuration Manager 2007-Initiated Operating System Deployments

 

Dependencies Advantages Disadvantages Reference
  • Destination computer must be a Configuration Manager 2007 client.

  • You can deploy an operating system image without creating additional media.

  • Requires connection to Configuration Manager 2007 site.

  • Destination computers must be Configuration Manager 2007 clients.

How to Deploy Operating System Images to a Computer

How to Capture an Image from a Reference Computer by Using Capture Media

Prestaged Media Operating System Deployments

 

Dependencies Advantages Disadvantages Reference
  • Appropriate image architecture must be available on an accessible distribution point.

  • Facilitates preloading an operating system image in a factory or staging center.

  • Speeds up the onsite deployment time.

  • Works with current task sequences to provide up-to-date deployments.

  • Media can be password-protected for security purposes.

  • Requires connection to Configuration Manager 2007 site.

  • You must use prestaged media in the same Configuration Manager 2007 site where the media was created.

How to Deploy Operating System Images to a Computer

How to Capture an Image from a Reference Computer by Using Capture Media

See Also

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
To contact the documentation team, email SMSdocs@microsoft.com.
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